Five regional reports for IMA’s 2019 Global Salary Survey are now available on the IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) website, revealing detailed analysis and conclusions about the trends that are affecting management accountants in these regions.

This year, regional reports are available for:

  • United States
  • China
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Middle East and Africa

IMA’s Salary Survey examines earnings specific to management accountants and those with the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification. Topics covered include base salary and total compensation; the impact of gender and age; the effect of the CMA; and job satisfaction (such as work hours and benefits).

Key insights from the global survey report reveal that:

  • Globally, the median total compensation is 55% higher for CMAs over non-CMAs.
  • CMAs of all ages earn more than non-CMAs. Those aged 30-39 receive a median salary 61-67% greater than their non-CMA peers.
  • CMAs believe their certification creates career opportunities and strengthens their ability to move across business areas.

“The CMA has long provided a way for individuals to hone their management accounting skill set to create value for their organizations,” said Kip Krumwiede, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., director of research at IMA. “These regional reports reveal the extent to which, among other things, CMAs believe the credential is strengthening their job security, especially as the digital age of AI and machine learning is beginning to have an impact in finance.” 

For more information on salary trends, please visit Salary Information on the IMA website.