Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for senior accountants in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 811,334 senior accountants currently employed in the United States.
  • 53.1% of all senior accountants are women, while 46.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior accountant is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior accountants is White (61.8%), followed by Asian (14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (10.8%) and Black or African American (8.5%).
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 7% of all senior accountants are LGBT.
  • Senior accountants are 54% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Senior Accountant Statistics By Gender

53.1% of senior accountants are women and 46.9% of senior accountants are men.

  • Female, 53.1%
  • Male, 46.9%

Senior Accountants By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female53.1%
Male46.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Senior Accountant

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$71,920
female-income
Female Income
$68,698

Senior Accountant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior accountant position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Senior Accountant Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201045.00%55.00%
201145.23%54.77%
201245.24%54.76%
201344.94%55.06%
201444.35%55.65%
201542.86%57.14%
201643.82%56.18%
201744.26%55.74%
201844.94%55.06%
201945.64%54.36%
202045.77%54.23%
202146.92%53.08%

Senior Accountant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, renewable energy system finance specialist and chartered finance analyst have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Escrow Officer15%85%
Customs Verifier20%80%
Credit Assistant20%80%
Senior Accountant47%53%
Head Analyst86%14%
Chartered Finance Analyst90%10%
Renewable Energy System Finance Specialist92%8%

Senior Accountant Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among senior accountants is White, which makes up 61.8% of all senior accountants. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 61.8%
  • Asian, 14.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.8%
  • Black or African American, 8.5%
  • Unknown, 4.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Senior Accountant Race

Senior Accountant RacePercentages
White61.8%
Asian14.5%
Hispanic or Latino10.8%
Black or African American8.5%
Unknown4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Senior Accountant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among senior accountants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Accountant Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201068.04%9.37%11.74%9.04%
201168.27%9.46%11.42%9.04%
201267.90%9.15%11.62%9.47%
201367.18%9.31%12.19%9.45%
201467.24%9.25%11.95%9.44%
201566.47%9.62%11.80%9.96%
201666.70%9.34%11.94%9.96%
201766.27%9.03%12.38%10.14%
201865.90%8.97%12.16%10.70%
201965.31%8.80%13.34%10.59%
202064.32%8.52%13.40%10.07%
202161.79%8.51%14.45%10.84%

Senior Accountant Wage Gap By Race

Asian senior accountants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino senior accountants have the lowest average salary at $70,885.
$75,000
$74,000
$73,000
$72,000
$71,000
$70,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$71,316
White$72,278
Black or African American$71,209
Asian$73,955
Hispanic or Latino$70,885

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Average Age of a Senior Accountant

We determined the average age of senior accountants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Senior Accountant Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4347
Unknown3841
Asian3842
Hispanic or Latino3741
White4047
American Indian and Alaska Native38.541

Senior Accountant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior accountant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior accountants is 40+ years old, which represents 58% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Senior Accountant Age

Senior Accountant YearsPercentages
40+ years58%
30-40 years27%
20-30 years14%

Types of Senior Accountant Degree Levels

The most common degree for senior accountants is bachelor's degree 78% of senior accountants earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

  • Bachelors, 78%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 6%
  • Diploma, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 1%

Senior Accountants By Education

Senior Accountant DegreePercentages
Bachelors78%
Masters14%
Associate6%
Diploma1%
Other Degrees1%

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Senior Accountant Wage Gap By Education

Senior accountants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $80,521 annually. With a Masters degree, senior accountants earn a median annual income of $78,865 compared to $73,461 for senior accountants with an Bachelors degree.
$82,000
$80,000
$78,000
$76,000
$74,000
$72,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$78,865
Bachelor's Degree$73,461
Doctorate Degree$80,521

Senior Accountant Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where senior accountants work. We found most senior accountants work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior accountants is the finance industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior accountants.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Senior Accountant Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees1%
50 - 100 employees6%
100 - 500 employees8%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees26%
> 10,000 employees52%

The Types Of Companies Senior Accountant Work In

Employees with the senior accountant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior accountants prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Senior Accountant Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public54%
Private40%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Senior Accountants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior accountants. Those industries include finance, professional and technology.

Fortune 500

Finance

Professional

Technology

Manufacturing

Senior Accountant Turnover And Employment Statistics

Senior Accountant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior accountants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Senior Accountant Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSenior Accountant Unemployment Rate
20105.20%
20114.43%
20123.54%
20133.25%
20142.58%
20152.18%
20162.31%
20172.00%
20181.59%
20191.89%
20202.48%
20212.71%

The Average Number of Years That Senior Accountant Stay in a Job

By looking over 51,877 senior accountants resumes, we figured out that the average senior accountant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Accountant Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year14%
1-2 years37%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Accountants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior accountants.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Risk Management Specialist4.38%101,149
Equity Research Internship7.33%92,144
Senior Accountant7.40%-
Income Tax Advisor7.56%65,420
Merchandise Appraiser7.65%7,929
Budget Officer12.94%56,413
Credit Union Examiner19.38%7,440

Senior Accountant LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Risk Management Specialist4.38%101,149
Equity Research Internship7.33%92,144
Income Tax Advisor7.56%65,420
Merchandise Appraiser7.65%7,929
Budget Officer12.94%56,413
Credit Union Examiner19.38%7,440

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Accountants

The most common foreign language among senior accountants is Spanish at 39.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 9.3% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 9.3%.

  • Spanish, 39.6%
  • Chinese, 9.3%
  • Mandarin, 9.3%
  • French, 8.6%
  • Russian, 5.2%
  • Other, 28.0%

Senior Accountant Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish39.6%
Chinese9.3%
Mandarin9.3%
French8.6%
Russian5.2%
Other28.0%

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Where Do Senior Accountants Earn The Most?

Senior accountants earn the most in New York, where the average senior accountant salary is $83,749. The map here shows where senior accountants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Senior Accountants?

By looking through more than 51,877 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior accountants are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Senior Accountants

Number Of Senior Accountant Jobs By State

Where Are Senior Accountants In High Demand?

Senior accountants are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 282 job openings for senior accountants here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior accountants are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Senior Accountant Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Senior Accountants Are Female?

50.9% of senior accountants are female in the United States. This is -0.7 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female senior accountants has decreased by -0.6 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 400,802 female senior accountants in the U.S. and 386,629 male senior accountants in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 787,431 people with the specific job title of senior accountant and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Senior Accountant Are There In The Us?

There are over 811,334 Senior Accountants in the United States.

What Percentage Of Senior Accountants Are Black?

8.5% of Senior Accountants are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Senior Accountants?

Most a are White, with 61.8% of Senior Accountants belonging to this ethnicity. 14.5% of Senior Accountants are Asian, 10.8% of Senior Accountants are Hispanic or Latino, 8.5% of Senior Accountants are Black or African American, 4.0% of Senior Accountants are Unknown, and 0.4% of Senior Accountants are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Senior Accountant Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Senior Accountant jobs are not male - dominated. 53% of Senior Accountants are female, and 46% are male, so there are more female Senior Accountants than male Senior Accountants in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Senior Accountant?

The average Senior Accountant is 44 years old. 58% of Senior Accountants are 40+ years old or older, 27% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 14% are between 20-30 years old

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