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Systems Engineer, IT Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Pay for IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia sits in the ballpark of $79K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$58,902 - $121,096
MEDIAN: $79,056

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$58,902 - $121,096  
$0.00 - $9,217  
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).
$58,973 - $118,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia

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

IT Systems Engineers in Washington with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $71K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $81K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $125K on average.

Experience Affects Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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Computer Security
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Active Directory
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National Average

Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%