Average Salary for DC government Employees

Compensation for DC government employees is around $64K per year on average. Though what you do at the company is an influential salary factor for those at DC government, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $51K annually. Average pay is around $59K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of DC government people (30 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $85K annually on average.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to $69K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Professional Services Specialists — their earnings average about $61K annually. Program Analysts are a close second at $59K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a LEED Accredited Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $103K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Public Buyers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $91K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); DC government awards $90K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Microsoft Excel among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $111K annually. A relatively widespread skill at DC government is Project Management; nearly one in ten of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Customer Service, Contract Negotiation, and Program Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at DC government; the company rewards only 19 percent with paid vacation time and only one in four workers with sick leave. To plan for old age, a majority of respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for a large number of employees. DC government employees also enjoy perks such as 401(a), a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for DC government


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37 %
$36,241 - $90,014
$31,456 - $88,563
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

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