m about to start studying for the CPA exam, after having been out of college for 3 years. I have a semester of law school left, so I figured I'd try to go ahead and finally get the CPA exam out of my way before being faced with the Bar exam.
I just want to point out to you that in Louisiana, you have to work as a CPA for a year to get licensed (some states longer)-just an FYI. I suppose that since you are asking about starting salary that you intend on working as one
Salaries will range a good deal depending on size firm and location. Big 4 will pay $50k+, with larger CPA bonuses than other firms. These salries are pretty flat, meaning if they want you, there is no variance in pay.Regional/Local firms, on the other hand, may vary starting salaries more based on qualifications; but I would say on average, an local/regional firm starting salary would be between $42-50k.