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Senior Accountant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Senior Accountants take home an average $68K annually. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Most Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Senior Accountants in Washington (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$51,973 - $89,523
MEDIAN: $67,507

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National Salary Data

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$51,973 - $89,523  
$0.00 - $6,362  
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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).
$51,887 - $91,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $64K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Accountants in Washington make a median salary of $75K. As Washington Senior Accountants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $93K.

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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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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National Average

Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%