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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,060
25th Percentile Wage
$52,600
50th Percentile Wage
$65,290
75th Percentile Wage
$83,190
90th Percentile Wage
$109,410

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 $109,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.70
25th Percentile Wage
$25.29
50th Percentile Wage
$31.39
75th Percentile Wage
$40.00
90th Percentile Wage
$52.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.60. The median hourly salary is $31.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.70.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,290-1.99%2.02%
201566,5900.32%-
201466,380-0.78%-
201366,9004.38%-
201263,970--

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 $54,820 to $68,720. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $68,720. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $68,540). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$68,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$68,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$67,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$63,220
Tacoma
$62,680
Bremerton-Silverdale
$62,610
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,410
Olympia
$62,180
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$61,890
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$60,930
Spokane
$60,490
Yakima
$60,140
Bellingham
$59,280
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,250
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,960
Longview
$58,660
Lewiston
$56,760
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,820



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