Senior Accountant Salary (United States)

A Senior Accountant earns an average salary of $59,322 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 career. A skill in SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) is associated with high pay for this job.
Senior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$45,639 - $75,969
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MEDIAN: $59,321
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Senior Accountant Total Pay (?
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$17.52 - $34.74
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,639 - $75,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,805  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $5,506  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,851  
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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$45,547 - $78,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $47.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,805  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $5,506  
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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$45,547 - $78,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,369
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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 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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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Auditing
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Tax Preparation
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National Average
$60,000
Microsoft Excel
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Accounting
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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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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