Systems Engineer, IT Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

IT Systems Engineers in Washington take home approximately $77K per year on average. The majority of Washington IT Systems Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia (89 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,331 - $126,892
MEDIAN: $77,004

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$59,611 - $124,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Washington IT Systems Engineers. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $72K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $83K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $105K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $125K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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VMware ESX
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Cisco Networking
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Computer Security
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows Operating System General Use

Microsoft Exchange

National Average

Windows 2003 Server
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%