Columbus, Ohio (Dec. 31, 2003) -- While they’re not exactly forecasting a banner year, Ohio CPAs are somewhat optimistic in their outlook for 2004, with most expecting modest salary gains, according to a survey by the Ohio Society of CPAs.

More than half (58 percent) of 733 CPAs surveyed in the State of Ohio Business Poll predicted the average Ohio employee will take home an additional 2 to 4 percent in their pay checks in 2004, according to the Ohio society. However, another 36 percent are less optimistic, predicting more modest salary increases of up to 2 percent, while a handful of respondents predicted bigger gains or no raises at all.

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