Entry-Level Senior Accountant Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Senior Accountant is $59,362 per year.

$46,444 - $74,746
(Median)
$46K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,361
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$17.76 - $34.09
(Median)
$18
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$46,444 - $74,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,675  
Profit Sharing
$491.19 - $4,600  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$46,675 - $78,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.76 - $34.09  
   
Overtime
$21.78 - $45.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,675  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$491.19 - $4,600  
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).
)
$46,675 - $78,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,477

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Senior Accountant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Accountant in Denver:
Negotiate your salary, accounting is necessary for a business and even though it is overhead it should not be overlooked as an important function of any company.

Senior Accountant in Redlands:
"How much it varies from one company to another."
Be willing to work hard and long hours when necessary, meeting critical deadlines is crucial. If you don't know how to do something that is new to you, make sure to research it thoroughly. Don't accept someone telling you how to do something if it doesn't sound correct. Remember, you are there to protect the companies best interest which meanings performing at your best and making ethical decisions.

Senior Accountant in Topeka:
"CPA And Work History."
It is important to understand the impact on your career if you do not obtain a CPA license. It can mean the difference between being hired or not. Also, it seems that employers look for and value experience in the public sector even when they are in the private sector. Get your CPA and work for a while in a traditional public accounting firm. It will do you good in the job market later on.

Senior Accountant in Columbus:
"Much Responsibility And Tight Deadlines."
Be prepared to work long hours. Not necessarily extra time, but mentally long hours. Sometimes I just need a break after working 3 hours. Others I can work 12 hours and be fine.

Senior Accountant in New York:
"It Can Involve Long Hours When In The Corporate World."
Do your best - if you don't love it, leave it!

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Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Month-End Close
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Financial Reporting
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General Ledger Accounting
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Budgeting
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Tax Compliance
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Auditing
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National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Tax Preparation
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Quickbooks
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 793 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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