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Average Entry-Level Senior Accountant Salary

$60,938
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,904
Bonus
$1,590
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Senior Accountant is $60,938.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$74k
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$46k - $74k
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$1k - $10k
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$43k - $76k
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What Do Senior Accountants Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Accountants?

Skills in Month-End Close, General Ledger Accounting, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Excel and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountants?

An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,856 based on 4,321 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,308 based on 5,797 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,677 based on 4,151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,866.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 16,732 survey responses.
Early Career
25.8%
Mid Career
34.6%
Experienced
24.8%
Late Career
14.7%