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Senior Accountant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An average Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia can expect to take home roughly $69K per year. Female Senior Accountants in Washington survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Washington Senior Accountants. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$52,404 - $90,502
MEDIAN: $68,570

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$52,404 - $90,502  
$0.00 - $6,236  
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).
$52,554 - $91,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $67K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $71K. Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $90K.

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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP

National Average

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


61 %
39 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%