If you're considering becoming a CPA, it's good to know that jobs in the CPA field pay some of the highest salaries among all professions in the United States. You might also keep in mind that, along with making a good living, CPAs have a higher rate of job security. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 166,700 new accounting and auditing jobs will be available by the year 2022. That's a 13 % increase in job growth over the next few years. 
Robert Half's 2015 Salary Guide*, Public Accounting Salaries for 2015:
Title/Experience

Salary Range

Tax Services Large Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 119,000 - $ 198,000

Manager

$ 96,000 - $ 139,000

Senior

$ 78,500 - $ 106,500

1 to 3 Years

$ 63,250 - $ 83,250

Up to 1 Year

$ 55,750 - $ 69,750

Tax Services Midsize Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 107,750 - $ 167,500

Manager

$ 88,750 - $ 123,250

Senior

$ 70,500 - $ 96,000

1 to 3 Years

$ 56,500 - $ 75,500

Up to 1 Year

$ 49,250 - $ 62,500

Tax Services Small Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 95,500 - $ 136,500

Manager

$ 79,500 - $ 105,250

Senior

$ 63,750 - $ 81,500

1 to 3 Years

$ 51,500 - $ 67,750

Up to 1 Year

$ 46,500 - $ 56,500

Audit/Assurance Services Large Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 118,500 - $ 191,750

Manager

$ 97,250 - $ 135,500

Senior

$ 78,250 - $ 101,250

1 to 3 Years

$ 63,750 - $ 82,000

Up to 1 Year

$ 56,000 - $ 68,000

Audit/Assurance Services Midsize Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 106,000 - $ 164,750

Manager

$ 88,250 - $ 119,000

Senior

$ 71,000 - $ 92,750

1 to 3 Years

$ 56,750 - $ 74,750

Up to 1 Year

$ 49,500 - $ 61,750

Audit/Assurance Services Small Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 94,250 - $ 134,500

Manager

$ 79,500 - $ 103,500

Senior

$ 62,500 - $ 81,750

1 to 3 Years

$ 52,000 - $ 66,750

Up to 1 Year

$ 45,750 - $ 56,500

Management Services Large Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 118,250 - $ 195,250

Manager

$ 96,000 - $ 137,000

Senior

$ 77,500 - $ 104,500

1 to 3 Years

$ 65,750 - $ 82,500

Up to 1 Year

$ 54,750 - $ 71,250

Management Services Midsize Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 102,500 - $ 167,500

Manager

$ 88,750 - $ 119,500

Senior

$ 70,000 - $ 95,250

1 to 3 Years

$ 58,500 - $ 73,750

Up to 1 Year

$ 48,750 - $ 63,250

Management Services Small Firms

Senior Manager/Director

$ 95,250 - $ 136,250

Manager

$ 79,000 - $ 104,500

Senior

$ 62,500 - $ 82,750

1 to 3 Years

$ 53,000 - $ 66,250

Up to 1 Year

$ 46,750 - $ 58,000

Paraprofessional/Bookkeeper 
All Firms

Paraprofessional/Bookkeeper

$ 40,750 - $ 61,250

* Graph courtesy of Robert Halfs 2015 Salary Guide Accounting & Finance

Finally, if youre still trying to decide on whether or not to become a CPA, consider Christopher Ekimoff's  (Investigative Accountant & Litigation Consultant) quote to US News& World Report,  Those three letters [CPA] really make your career. They will identify you in the marketplace, in the business world and in your career path as a professional willing to hold yourself to a higher standard and operate under a set of guidelines and principles that really set you apart.