Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Pay for Washington Senior Accountants sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,125 - $89,201
MEDIAN: $69,945

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$56,125 - $89,201  
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$56,174 - $92,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

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

For Senior Accountants in Washington, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $71K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $72K. Washington Senior Accountants see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $93K.

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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Tax Compliance
up arrow 25%

Month-End Close
up arrow 8%

Financial Reporting
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General Ledger Accounting
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Microsoft Excel

Accounts Payable

National Average

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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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 25 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: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%