Holders of the Certified Management Accountant certification enjoy greater earning power, according to a new salary survey by the issuer of the CMA credential.

The Institute of Management Accountants’ 2013-2014 Salary Survey found that despite a fluctuating economy, CMAs around the world earned at least one-third more than their non-certified counterparts. In the United States, CMA holders reported an average annual salary of $115,952, or 31 percent more (compared to $88,196), than those without certification; and 36 percent more in total annual compensation ($135,153 vs. $99,239).

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