Senior Accountant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An average Senior Accountant in Washington can expect to take home roughly $70K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Accountants in Washington, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,400 - $89,854

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$55,400 - $89,854  
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$55,423 - $92,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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.

For many Senior Accountants in Washington, District of Columbia, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $70K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $71K. Washington Senior Accountants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. As Senior Accountants in Washington reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in 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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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Accounts Payable
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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 20 votes.


59 %
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%