A Foreign Service Officer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $80,778 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

$58,175 - $124,343
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$58K
$81K
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MEDIAN: $80,778
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$58,175 - $132,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Foreign Service Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Foreign Service Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%

Experienced
up arrow 49%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Foreign Service Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 27%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Foreign Languages (Latin based)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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