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

$69,850
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,051
Bonus
$2,035
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Accountant with General Ledger Accounting skills in Chicago, Illinois is $69,850.
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$57k
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$70k
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$84k
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Salary
$57k - $84k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$495 - $5k
Total Pay
$57k - $87k

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

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 $67,427 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Senior Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,508 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Senior Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,622 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,733.
Employees with Senior Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 217 survey responses.
Early Career
33.2%
Mid Career
38.7%
Experienced
17.5%
Late Career
10.6%