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Accounting managers have ultimately took out his salary guide for 2022, and the main takeaway is that average base salaries for roles in public accounting are expected to increase by 6.4% across all fields next year. So you get a salary adjustment that would barely cover the current inflation rate. Hooray.

For the 2022 salary guide, accounting managers provided employee salary data at three levels based on experience:

  • Moo: Zero to two years of experience in this position or a similar position.
  • Average: Three to 10 years of experience in this position or a similar position.
  • High: Ten or more years of experience in this position or a similar position.

Below are the average base salaries for each of the 11 CPA jobs in AP’s 2022 salary guide, listed by experience with a comparison of projected 2021 salary and projected 2022 salary (2021 -> 2022):

Accounting services

  • Low experience: $53,844 -> $57,312
  • Average experience: $63,062 -> $67,124
  • High experience: $71,198 -> $75,784

Accounting Services, Senior

  • Low experience: $58,994 -> $62,794
  • Average experience: $71,198 -> $75,784
  • High experience: $99,723 -> $106,146

Collaborator in audit/certification services

  • Low experience: $54,430 -> $57,935
  • Average experience: $66,040 -> $70,293
  • High experience: $75,282 -> $80,131

Audit/Assurance Services Associate, Senior

  • Low experience: $59,409 -> $63,235
  • Average experience: $69,205 -> $73,662
  • High experience: $79,952 -> $85,102

Head of audit/certification services

  • Low experience: $69,205 -> $73,662
  • Average experience: $91,563 -> $97,460
  • High experience: $103,734 -> $110,415

Head of Audit/Assurance Services, Senior

  • Low experience: $85,477 -> $90,982
  • Average experience: $93,841 -> $99,884
  • High experience: $110,877 -> $118,018

Tax services associate

  • Low experience: $50,386 -> $53,631
  • Average experience: $56,147 -> $59,763
  • High experience: $66,821 -> $71,125

Tax Services Associate, Senior

  • Low experience: $71,198 -> $75,784
  • Average experience: $82,385 -> $87,691
  • High experience: $87,462 -> $93,095

Head of tax services

  • Low experience: $88,503 -> $94,203
  • Average experience: $103,750 -> $110,432
  • High experience: $133,162 -> $151,567

Tax Services Manager, Senior

  • Low experience: $92,563 -> $98,525
  • Average experience: $112,911 -> $120,183
  • High experience: $142,396 -> $151,567

Partner

  • Low experience: $144,430 -> $153,732
  • Average experience: $216,424 -> $230,362
  • High experience: $324,480 -> $345,378

You can find our previous articles on salary projections for 2022 here.

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