A Software Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $83,941 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$62,188 - $120,275
$62K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,941
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$21.70 - $76.03
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$76
MEDIAN: $39.62
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,188 - $120,275  
   
Bonus
$700 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$62,484 - $124,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 329
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$35.48 - $80.81  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$700 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$62,484 - $124,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 Software Engineer

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

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%



National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

up arrow 8%

C programming Language
up arrow 5%

up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%


National Average
$86,000

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Python
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 2%


C++ Programming Language
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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