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Senior Accountant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Senior Accountants pull down an average of $69K per year. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Women Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,004 - $91,035
MEDIAN: $69,447

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$55,004 - $91,035  
$0.00 - $6,216  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$54,926 - $92,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia

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 $69K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $90K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia 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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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

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


59 %
41 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%