Senior Accountant Salary

A Senior Accountant earns an average salary of $64,766 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$50,435 - $81,958
$50K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,940
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$19.67 - $39.11
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$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,435 - $81,958  
   
Bonus
$495.60 - $9,140  
Profit Sharing
$-0.42 - $6,739  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$50,415 - $85,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.67 - $39.11  
   
Overtime
$25.14 - $52.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.60 - $9,140  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$-0.42 - $6,739  
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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$50,415 - $85,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 671

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Job Description for Senior Accountant

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 records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Investigate budget and variance issues.
  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 3,298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 3,739 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 2,729 salaries. A Senior Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,250 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,136

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Senior Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Accountant?

Senior Accountant in Renton:
"Very interesting."
Pros: Lots of different responsibilities. Never get bored since I have so many things to do.
Cons: Work very hard for what feels like not enough pay.

Senior Accountant in Montpelier:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work-life balance, people, ability to accept new challenges, and work environment.
Cons: The lack of communication regarding positional, departmental or company-wide changes.

Senior Accountant in Renton:
"Great Company."
Pros: Company politics are virtually nonexistent and the company's product is very interesting. Coworkers are very knowledgeable.
Cons: If I had to choose something, it would be the company's limited resources; necessitates a great deal of cross-training.

Senior Accountant in Austin:
"Excellent firm focusing on a niche area."
Pros: Challenging work, flexible hours, great company culture, job security, decent pay.
Cons: Being too focused on a niche area leaves little room for variety in work.

Senior Accountant in Minneapolis:
Pros: Experience like none other. Ability to try new things. Head up projects. Flexible work schedule. Travel.
Cons: Stress. Long Hours. Working 1-2 weekends a month. Not enough pay.

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Key Stats for Senior Accountant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1428 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$66,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries



General Ledger Accounting
▼0%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Budgeting
▼0%

National Average
$66,000




▼2%



▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1428 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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