Average Software Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $86,933.
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$65k - $124k
$982 - $14k
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$493 - $10k
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$65k - $128k

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Job Description for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Leidos and Accenture. Reported salaries are highest at Capital One Financial Corp where the average pay is $96,937. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Contactually and Fannie Mae Corporation, earning around $95,000 and $86,358, respectively. Accenture pays the lowest at around $70,318. Leidos and B-Line Medical also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,838 and $78,614, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in SQL and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, JavaScript and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,432 based on 70 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,293 based on 467 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,613 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,964 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $131,669.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (30.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (19.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.5% less) and San Diego, California (0.4% less).

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