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Average Salary for DC government Employees

The average DC government employee earns $63K per year. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $48K annually. Average pay is approximately $53K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of DC government folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average around $73K annually.


By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at $71K per year.


Professional Services Specialists earn the highest median pay at about $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $70K per year. The best paid folks at DC government have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $62K annually.


When it comes to skills, Program Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $77K per year.

Benefits and Perks

DC government sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. DC government folks also make good use of 401(a), life insurance, gym membership, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for DC government


44 %
56 %
$36,000 - $76,111
$40,547 - $90,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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