Senior Staff Accountant Salary

The average salary for a Senior Staff Accountant is $59,332 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$45,968 - $74,977
$46K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,332
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$17.64 - $31.77
$18
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $24.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,968 - $74,977  
   
Bonus
$483.48 - $7,269  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $6,082  
Commission
$2,750  
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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$45,360 - $76,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 829
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.64 - $31.77  
   
Overtime
$26.66 - $46.22  
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
$483.48 - $7,269  
   
Commission
$2,750  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $6,082  
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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$45,360 - $76,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Senior Staff Accountant

Senior staff accountants are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a company’s accounting. Some specialization may occur in larger organizations, but senior staff accountants generally verify payroll information, review billing details on a monthly basis, prepare and post journal entries, and maintain the balance sheet. In the short term, they track cash and credit payments and rectify banking information on a daily basis. In some firms, senior staff accountants may also track sales tax or other specialized tax information. Longer-term projects include analyzing yearly performance data for presentation to management, which involves comparing prior projections to actual performance, adjusting and creating a new forecast, and investigating any anomalies in the accounting data. Senior staff accountants also assist with auditing as needed.

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Senior Staff Accountant Tasks

  • Lead month end reporting and analysis of fixed costs and balance sheet analysis.
  • Create and file tax documents, and implement processes to ensure financial integrity.
  • Assist with annual and quarterly budgets, forecasts, and reports, including profits/losses by business unit.
  • Track data and compile internal reports on assets, liabilities, and expenses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Staff Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Staff Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 354 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Staff Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 299 salaries. A Senior Staff Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 140 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,839

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Key Stats for Senior Staff Accountant

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Staff Accountant Salaries

▲3%

▲2%



General Ledger Accounting
▼0%

Month-End Close
▼0%

Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$60,000








▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%