Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Pay for IT Systems Engineers in Washington sits in the ballpark of $88K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority (85 percent) of IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia who answered the questionnaire are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,500 - $135,519
$56K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,326
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$56,500 - $135,519  
   
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$0.00 - $5,188  
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$1,500  
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$58,881 - $138,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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...
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Washington:
$551,300
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$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer, IT

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


IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $75K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $87K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $108K. IT Systems Engineers in Washington who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $134K.

Key Stats for Systems Engineer, IT

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

▲21%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

VMware ESX
▲37%

Virtualization
▲24%

UNIX
▲13%

System Administration
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▲7%

Cisco Networking
▲5%

Computer Security
▲3%

SQL
▲3%

Network Management / Administration
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼4%

Linux
▼4%

Windows 2003 Server
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Microsoft Exchange
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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