IT Systems Engineers in Washington pull down an average of $88K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Washington IT Systems Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,945 - $135,110
MEDIAN: $87,531

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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About Washington, District of Columbia

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer, IT

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

Washington IT Systems Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $75K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $89K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $112K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $134K.

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Experience Affects Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT Salaries

VMware ESX
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System Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Cisco Networking
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Computer Security
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Word

National Average

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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows 2003 Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 13%