Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,660
25th Percentile Wage
$54,170
50th Percentile Wage
$67,440
75th Percentile Wage
$86,710
90th Percentile Wage
$115,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,440
3.19% 5.15%
2016
$65,290
-1.99% -
2015
$66,590
0.32% -
2014
$66,380
-0.78% -
2013
$66,900
4.38% -
2012
$63,970
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Washington ranges from $54,870 to $71,020. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $71,020. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $70,710). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,020
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$70,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$70,220
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$65,360
Olympia
$64,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$63,890
Bremerton-Silverdale
$63,830
Tacoma
$63,680
Longview
$62,510
Yakima
$62,290
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,660
Spokane
$61,390
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$60,360
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$60,220
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$60,000
Bellingham
$59,680
Lewiston
$58,090
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,870




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