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Average Salary for DC government Employees

DC government employees bring home $64K per year on average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

DC government typically pays:
-3%
below market

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Employer: DC government
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
[-]Contract Specialist (2)
$51,585 - $113,622  
   
[-]Contract Specialist (2)
Salary$53,846 - $110,481  
   
Bonus$8.41 - $3,226  
Total Pay$51,585 - $113,622  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $53K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make about $73K per year on average.

Locations

Within the firm, employees working in District of Columbia take home the most — $71K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists, who make $70K per year. DC government provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $62K annually.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of workers. DC government also dishes out privileges such as 401(a), life insurance, gym membership, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for DC government

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Salary
$35,375 - $77,433
Salary
$40,547 - $90,000
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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