CPA jobs up 3% in Q2, with job openings up 9%

FEBRUARY 03, 2018 – CPA positions posted a three-month gain as the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and its state affiliates continued to grow.

The average salary for an office-based CPA was up 3.9 percent from a year earlier to $102,788, according to a Bloomberg survey of 1,000 workers.

The median salary for a CPA position was up 6.5 percent to $90,095.

The largest increase was for office-related positions, which rose 7.2 percent to an average salary of $117,918.

The CPA profession ranks fourth among the 10 occupations that are most highly sought by CPAs, behind financial advisors, lawyers, and other executive positions.

The average annual salary for full-time employees was $103,817, up 1.7 percent from the previous year, while the median salary rose 5.5 to $85,716.

The highest-paid office positions are in the health and human services and education and health care industries.

For the second consecutive quarter, the number of office jobs in the U and its territories was flat, according a Bloomberg Survey of 1.2 million employees.

The unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 64 declined to 4.2% from 4.4% a year ago.

The number of full-year workers filing for unemployment benefits was 4.3 million, down from 5.4 million a year before.