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Washington, DC Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated January 6, 2017

The federal government remains one of D.C.’s largest employers. Many private businesses have set down roots in this city, as well, including non-profits, law firms, lobbying firms, and independent contractors.
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The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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