A State By State Accounting Guide

Nevada Accountant and CPA Salaries

By an AccountingEdu contributing writer
Updated August 2015

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) expects the number of jobs for accountants to increase by 14.6% in the ten-year period ending in 2022.  This level of growth should result in 392 new positions being created for accountants each year during this period.  Beyond this, even more jobs will open up as current accountants leave the workforce.

Accountants in Nevada in the top 10% of this occupational category earned an average of $93,954 a year in 2015 according to the DETR.  The median salary for accountants in Nevada was $56,742 that year.

Accountants and auditors with more than five years of experience at financial service firms in Las Vegas earned between $66,129 and $83,482 according to the 2015 Robert Half Salary Guide.  The salaries of forensic accountants in Reno ranged from $67,925 to $105,925 in 2015.

Controllers at large financial service firms in Las Vegas had salaries ranging from $142,107 to $181,034. Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) earned even higher salaries, partly due to their tendency to have a CPA license.  CFOs leading financial service firms in Reno earned between $147,250 and $261,250 according to the 2015 Robert Half Salary Guide.

Salaries for Accountants and Auditors in Nevada’s Major Cities and Rural Areas

Accountants and auditors in the Las Vegas and Reno areas had the highest average salaries in 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The 90th percentile in each area is representative of salaries for experienced accountants with CPA licenses.

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Carson City NV
280
57840
Las Vegas-Paradise NV
5480
63710
Reno-Sparks NV
1510
63790
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
160
59820
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
170
56120

Tax Preparer Salaries in Nevada

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, tax preparers in the Reno area had substantially higher salaries than their colleagues in other parts of Nevada in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Las Vegas-Paradise NV
260
43790
Reno-Sparks NV
estimate not released
54310
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
22890

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2014. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of specialty within the field of accounting and auditing.