Senior Accountant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Median pay for Washington Senior Accountants lies in the neighborhood of $70K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$56,125 - $89,201
MEDIAN: $69,945

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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 many Senior Accountants in Washington, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Washington Senior Accountants see a median income of $71K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia make a median salary of $74K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $93K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

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%