Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $57K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $60K per year on average.
Contract Specialists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $79K annually — though Accountants, Policy Analysts, and Executive Assistants also do fairly well at about $73K, $70K, and $65K, respectively. Recreation Supervisors at DC government do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $52K on average) at the company.
By state, DC government pays its Virginia employees the most; the pay rate there is $86K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $135K annually. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $123K on average. The best paid folks at DC government have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $84K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Financial Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $135K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at DC government is Customer Service, with about a seventh considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Program Management.
Benefits and Perks
Just a quarter of respondents receive paid time off. A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. DC government provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are 401(a), a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.