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Accountant Salary
in District of Columbia, United States

$86,222 (USD)

Average Salary

$41/hr

Average Hourly

$3,018

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for an Accountant is $86,222 a year and $41 an hour in District of Columbia, United States. The average salary range for an Accountant is between $61,664 and $106,487. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Accountant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Readies and maintains financial and business transactions, applying accounting principles, that include work that is analytical, evaluative, and advisory in nature and that requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice.
  • Utilizes knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, principles, and terminology of accountancy, and often entails some understanding of such related fields as business law, statistics, and general management.
  • Analyzes the effects of transactions upon account relationships.
  • Evaluates alternative means of treating transactions.
  • Plans the manner in which account structures should be developed or modified.
  • Ensures the adequacy of the accounting system as the basis for reporting to management.
  • Considers the need for new or changed controls.
  • Projects accounting data to show the effects of proposed plans on capital investments, income, cash position, and overall financial condition.
  • Interprets the meaning of accounting records, reports, and statements.
  • Advises operating officials on accounting matters.
  • Excludes paraprofessional accountants.
Accountant Job Prevalence in District of Columbia, United States

Job family: Accountants and Auditors

Job family population: 1,259,930

Estimated population of Accountant jobs: 38,755

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$99,955
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Accountant Job Listings for District of Columbia, United States

Senior Accountant
Dec 9
Washington, DC, USA
HireStrategy - DC FAC
Senior Accountant HireStrategy is searching for a Senior Accountant for one of our top growing clients in the Washington D.C. metro area. The Senior Accountant is to provide timely and accurate ...
Grants Accountant
Dec 9
Washington, DC, USA
Accounting Principals
Grants Accountant Accounting Principals is seeking a full time Grants Accountant for a well established non-profit company in Washington D.C. This position is a 10 week contract with competitive ...
Staff Accountant
Dec 9
Washington, DC, USA
HireStrategy - DC FAC
Staff Accountant (1-5 years' experience) Companies seek self-starters who possess an attention to detail and solid communication abilities for staff accountant positions. Candidates must have a ...
Senior Project Accountant
Dec 9
Washington, DC, USA
Corenic Construction
In support of the accounting and finance activities, the Senior Project Accountant I serves as the liaison between accounting and project management to assist in A/R, A/P and other accounting/project ...
Accountant - Contracts Experience
Dec 6
Washington D.C., United States
4Staff
Accountant / Contracts Experience Do you have at least 2 years of accounting experience along with some contracts experience? Our client, a Professional Association near Union Station is in need of a ...

The average pay for an Accountant is $86,222 a year and $41 an hour in District of Columbia, United States. The average salary range for an Accountant is between $61,664 and $106,487. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Accountant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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