Average Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia make around $71K per year. Including potential for bonuses which peak near $10K, total cash payment to Washington Senior Accountants can bottom out near $59K or peak near $93K depending on individual performance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Senior Accountants in Washington do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,886 - $83,562
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$58K
$71K
$84K
MEDIAN: $71,212
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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District of Columbia:
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Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Accountant

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $72K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Accountants in Washington make a median salary of $74K. For some reason, Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $73K.

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Experience Affects Senior Accountant Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Senior Accountant Salaries

Tax Compliance
up arrow 24%

Month-End Close
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Budgeting
up arrow 2%

Auditing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$73,000

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 12%

Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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