Average Late-Career Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$74,864
Avg. Salary
$3,000
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Chicago, Illinois is $74,864.
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$58k
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$91k
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$58k - $91k
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$58k - $92k
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Job Description for Senior Accountant

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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Popular Skills for Senior Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Month-End Close.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

An early career Senior Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,831 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,985 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,355 based on 34 salaries.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (6.3% more) and New York, New York (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (5.8% less), Washington, District of Columbia (3.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 188 survey responses.
Early Career
36.2%
Mid Career
45.7%
Experienced
18.1%