Senior Accountant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Median pay for Washington Senior Accountants is around $69K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$55,298 - $88,782
MEDIAN: $69,315

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$55,371 - $91,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $70K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $72K. Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. As Senior Accountants in Washington reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $79K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Month-End Close
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Financial Reporting
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General Ledger Accounting
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%