Average Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$79,458
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,975
Bonus
$3,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in Washington, District of Columbia is $79,458.
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$64k
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$79k
90%
$113k
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$64k - $113k
Bonus
$1k - $18k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$61k - $115k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

An entry-level Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,259 based on 5 salaries. An early career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,132 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,364 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,500 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (24.2% more) and New York, New York (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.6% less), Austin, Texas (1.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 89 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
61.8%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
9.0%