Systems Engineer, IT in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

For IT Systems Engineers in Washington, yearly average wages total $78K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male IT Systems Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Washington IT Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 $85K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Washington IT Systems Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher 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%