Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

IT Systems Engineers in Washington pull down an average of $78K annually. Work is enjoyable for Washington IT Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$58,752 - $123,622
MEDIAN: $77,542

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $72K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $85K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $105K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $125K.

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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

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VMware ESX
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Cisco Networking
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Computer Security
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average

Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows 2003 Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 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%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%