The average Washington Finance Manager earns approximately $97K per year. Total cash compensation to Finance Managers in Washington, District of Columbia bottoms out near $53K and approaches $125K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $14K. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Finance Managers in Washington greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,267 - $117,266
MEDIAN: $96,960

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
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352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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Pay by Experience Level for Finance Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $112K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Washington Finance Managers report making only $105K on average.

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Experience Affects Finance Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Finance Manager Salaries

Financial Modeling
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National Average

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Financial Reporting
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Strategic Planning
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Senior Financial Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Budget Management
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Word
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Compliance (Financial)
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Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


27 %
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%