Years of Experience
Average pay is $59K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $61K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $80K annually on average.
Attorneys represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $81K per year — though Contract Specialists, Accountants, and Administrative Officers also do fairly well at approximately $75K, $73K, and $73K, respectively. Recreation Supervisors are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $52K.
By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average DC government employee makes approximately $82K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $135K per year. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of about $123K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at DC government — these employees make the most at around $105K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Excel among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $120K annually. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; nearly one-seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Contract Negotiation.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 28 percent. Close to one-half report contributing to a 401(k). Most workers report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at DC government are 401(a), a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.