Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $62K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $58K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of DC government employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $79K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Public Information Officers, who earn an average about $75K annually, closely trailed by Administrative Officers ($73K), Accountants (around $73K), and Policy Analysts ($70K). Financial compensation for Recreation Supervisors is rather low — on average only $52K — relative to the rest of the company.
Within the firm, employees working in Maryland take home the most — about $109K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $135K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $123K per year. DC government workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning $119K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $135K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Case Management.
Benefits and Perks
Only a quarter of survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. DC government sponsors a 401(k) program, and approximately half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to 401(a), a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.