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17.9% Jobs Projection
$70,600 Median Salary
4,030 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Accountants and Auditors in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in Washington?

There were approximately 32,870 workers employed as Accountants and Auditors in this state in 2018.

There were 30,460 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means Washington has more Accountants and Auditors than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 17.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,030 annual job openings, and 41,870 total jobs in 2026 for Accountants and Auditors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Accountants and Auditors Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $45,020 to $120,460 with $70,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.64 to $57.91. The median hourly rate was $33.94.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.42 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.52.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Accountants and Auditors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 22,910 $73,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 9,200 $66,550
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 2,480 $65,000
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 890 $66,870
Kennewick-Richland, WA 770 $73,580
Bellingham, WA 760 $61,890
Yakima, WA 510 $61,200
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 400 $64,170
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 310 $66,600
Wenatchee, WA 290 $67,460
Longview, WA 240 $64,950
Walla Walla, WA 190 $61,400
Lewiston, ID-WA 140 $57,680

Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Accountants and Auditors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 148,600 $75,690
Texas 115,270 $72,860
New York 110,780 $83,250
Florida 71,940 $62,270
Illinois 53,280 $71,470
Pennsylvania 51,720 $67,480
Ohio 45,670 $64,630
Virginia 41,230 $76,490
New Jersey 37,370 $81,190
Georgia 37,200 $68,870
Colorado 36,290 $72,940
Massachusetts 35,360 $74,890
Michigan 33,610 $65,850
North Carolina 33,020 $69,840
Washington 32,870 $70,600
Missouri 25,090 $63,640
Maryland 25,020 $74,030
Minnesota 22,960 $66,240
Wisconsin 22,610 $63,390
Indiana 20,100 $64,380

Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $91,890
New York $83,250
New Jersey $81,190
Rhode Island $76,770
Virginia $76,490
Connecticut $76,450
California $75,690
Alaska $75,590
Massachusetts $74,890
Maryland $74,030

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