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Senior Accountant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$69,000
$53,000
$69,000
$89,000
The average senior accountant makes about $69,572 per year. That's $33.45 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $53,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $89,000. Many of senior accountants seem to be drawn to professional and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior accountants tend to work at finance, retail, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, California and New Jersey pay senior accountants the highest salaries.
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Map of Senior Accountant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Accountants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Senior Accountant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, California and New Jersey, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior accountants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas.

City
Average Salary
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo, CA
$81,661
$82k
Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT
$71,437
$71k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$68,506
$69k

High Paying Senior Accountant Jobs

Average Senior Accountant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a senior accountant, being employed by a company such as Baker McKenzie or Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Microsoft and Waste-Away Group also report highly competitive salaries for senior accountants.

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Senior Accountant Salary History

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    Average Senior Accountant Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, senior accountant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, retail, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior accountants. For example, senior accountants make a whopping average salary of $77,099 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $69,978 at retail companies and $69,972 at technology companies. But senior accountants may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,958.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $77,099
    $77k
    Retail
    Retail
    $69,978
    $70k
    Technology
    Technology
    $69,972
    $70k
    Professional
    Professional
    $69,497
    $69k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $68,115
    $68k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $68,047
    $68k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $67,281
    $67k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $64,958
    $65k

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    Charlotte, NC
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    $85,000
    $85,000
    10/28/2020
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    Saint Petersburg, FL
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    $65,000
    $65,000
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    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/28/2020
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    $75,000
    $75,000
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    Ames, IA
    Ames, IA
    10/28/2020
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    $66,074
    $66,074
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    Robert Half
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
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    $75,132
    $75,132
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    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
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    $64,848
    $64,848
    10/27/2020
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    Wilmington, DE
    Wilmington, DE
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    $60,000
    $60,000
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