Average Salary for DC government Employees

Employees at DC government make $63K per year on average. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $58K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $48K per year. The largest fraction of DC government people (32 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn approximately $81K annually on average.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to around $74K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Professional Services Specialists who bring in close to $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn about $70K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; DC government awards $62K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $84K annually. A garden variety skill at DC government is Customer Service; less than ten percent of DC government's people use it regularly.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a sixth of respondents receiving paid vacation and approximately one in four workers receiving sick leave. DC government sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, 401(a), and flexible hours.

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