Average Salary for DC government Employees

The median income for DC government employees is $63K annually. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $58K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $48K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of DC government employees (32 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $81K per year on average.


By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at about $74K annually.


Professional Services Specialists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $61K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks (around $70K annually) than those without credentials. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $62K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Contract Negotiation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $84K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; less than ten percent of employees surveyed report using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in six employees at DC government enjoy paid vacation time, and just a quarter of survey participants can take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, 401(a), and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for DC government


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$29,194 - $92,580
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