A CPA’s salary has risen in recent years, driven by the increase in online platforms and the growing demand for digital services.
The average salary for a CPA has increased by 2% per year, to $1,764.61 from $1.734, according to salary tracker PayScale.
That’s a $1 per hour increase from 2016.
The pay rise is driven by a surge in online compensation, which rose by 6% to $974.90 per hour.
The digital platform is also fueling the growth of the pay gap, which has widened since the start of the recession in 2008.
According to the PayScale report, the average CPA earned $1 million in 2016, compared to $639,500 in 2011.