A Senior Accountant earns an average salary of $58,772 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Senior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$45,249 - $75,216
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MEDIAN: $58,772
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Senior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$17.39 - $34.80
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,249 - $75,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,649  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,140  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,223 - $78,244  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14,172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.39 - $34.80  
   
Overtime
$20.73 - $46.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,649  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $5,140  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,223 - $78,244  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14,172
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Senior accountants are the lead "numbers" people in any company with an accounting division. They are responsible for keeping a company financially organized. They must be talented in mathematics and organized so as not to miss any financial information. Even missing one number in the thousands of numbers they see every year can completely change the standing and decisions of their company executives. So, it is imperative that they be accurate. Senior accountants also will often manage teams of accountants when working for larger companies.
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Senior Accountant Tasks
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant
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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

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$60,000

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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$60,000
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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