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Systems Engineer, IT Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The average IT Systems Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia earns approximately $76K annually. Work is enjoyable for Washington IT Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,832 - $116,724
MEDIAN: $76,436

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$58,832 - $116,724  
$500 - $9,156  
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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).
$59,021 - $116,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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.

For many IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $81K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $105K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $120K.

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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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Microsoft Word
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Computer Security
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Office
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National Average

Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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


10 %
90 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%