Systems Engineer, IT Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The average Washington IT Systems Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $76K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Washington IT Systems Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,429 - $122,553

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$59,735 - $120,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of IT Systems Engineers in Washington. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $72K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $84K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $104K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $125K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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

UNIX
up arrow 31%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 22%

VMware ESX
up arrow 18%

SQL
up arrow 17%

Linux
up arrow 15%

Computer Security
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Virtualization
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

National Average
$77,000

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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