Washington, DC Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated

The federal government remains one of D.C.’s largest employers. Many private businesses have set down roots in this city, as well, including non-profits, law firms, lobbying firms, and independent contractors.

Wage Growth for Washington, DC Metro Area, Q1 2020

0.6%
since last quarter
2.4%
year over year
15.9%
since 2006
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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation

The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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