Average Salary for DC government Employees

A salary of $67K annually is the median rate at DC government. Though your role at the company and where you live are influential salary factors for those at DC government, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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DC government Median Salary by Job


Administrative Officer
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Attorney / Lawyer
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Case Manager, Social Services
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Recreation Supervisor
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Executive Assistant
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Environmental Protection Specialist
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Contract Specialist
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $62K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $58K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of DC government employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $79K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Public Information Officers, who earn an average about $75K annually, closely trailed by Administrative Officers ($73K), Accountants (around $73K), and Policy Analysts ($70K). Financial compensation for Recreation Supervisors is rather low — on average only $52K — relative to the rest of the company.


Within the firm, employees working in Maryland take home the most — about $109K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $135K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $123K per year. DC government workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning $119K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $135K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only a quarter of survey participants receive paid vacation and sick leave. DC government sponsors a 401(k) program, and approximately half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to 401(a), a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for DC government


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$47,284 - $86,600
$41,106 - $142,482

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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