Average Salary for DC government Employees

An average DC government employee can expect to make $61K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at DC government for between five and 10 years earn $60K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $48K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $75K annually.


Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays DC government the most — $73K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Professional Services Specialists; median pay is the highest at around $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $70K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. DC government provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $62K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Contract Negotiation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $84K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the DC government workforce; roughly a tenth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Curriculum Planning, Case Management, and Program Management.

Benefits and Perks

One in six respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in four employees can take paid time off for illness. The larger part of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). At DC government, most workers have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. DC government also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, 401(a), and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for DC government


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52 %
$29,397 - $91,000
$40,547 - $90,000
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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