Washington D.C.June 2020

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). June 2020 figures are current as of June 25, 2020.

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Washington DC Quick Facts

June 2020 YoY
Washington DC Open Jobs 145,823 -21.3%
U.S. Open Jobs 4,663,839 -21.6%
Washington DC Median Pay $ 64,215 3.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 55,108 3.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 10,455 -11.2%
Accounting & Legal 1,966 -24.5%
Marketing & Advertising 1,262 -26.4%
Private Security 741 -31.2%
Other Business Services 485 -50.6%
Subtotal 14,910 -17.9%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 2,045 3.0%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,524 -40.6%
Real Estate 1,362 -27.2%
Facilities 1,011 -1.7%
Subtotal 5,942 -20.2%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Telecommunications 1,475 -26.8%
Beauty & Fitness 1,464 -38.0%
Automotive 1,229 -39.0%
Arts & Entertainment 802 -51.0%
Media & Publishing 414 -54.6%
Travel & Tourism 379 -83.1%
Other Consumer Services 262 -0.9%
Subtotal 6,026 -47.4%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 2,494 -47.5%
Insurance 1,010 -18.0%
Subtotal 3,504 -41.5%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 9,120 -19.7%
Subtotal 9,120 -19.7%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 11,593 -24.0%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,188 -7.0%
Subtotal 14,781 -20.8%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Aerospace & Defense 12,788 -12.7%
Manufacturing 1,558 -33.0%
Energy & Utilities 725 -12.2%
Other Production 96 -26.7%
Subtotal 15,167 -15.4%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Government 7,192 -18.1%
Education & Schools 3,840 -35.7%
Nonprofit 2,676 -25.7%
Subtotal 13,708 -25.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 5,276 -36.3%
Supermarkets 2,144 27.9%
Consumer Electronics 124 -55.1%
Subtotal 7,544 -26.3%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 12,290 -20.4%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,574 -8.1%
Internet & Tech 2,031 -5.2%
Subtotal 21,895 -15.2%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,328 -26.3%
Wholesale 400 -15.9%
Subtotal 3,728 -25.3%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 20,630 0.3%
51-200 21,014 -6.3%
201-500 13,175 -19.7%
501-1000 7,623 -18.7%
1001-5000 18,774 -28.6%
5000+ 53,287 -28.9%
Other 11,320 -25.8%
Total 145,823 -21.3%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 60,904 3.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 96,691 3.5%
Research Assistant $ 36,330 1.5%
Teacher $ 61,236 1.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 82,499 3.4%
Design Engineer $ 90,407 3.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 91,014 3.4%
Field Engineer $ 79,941 4.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 85,170 4.5%
Quality Engineer $ 88,206 3.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 70,401 3.8%
Bank Teller $ 36,250 -0.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 59,230 1.8%
Financial Advisor $ 66,648 7.6%
Financial Analyst $ 78,159 5.1%
Insurance Agent $ 51,163 -1.8%
Loan Officer $ 58,186 13.6%
Tax Manager $ 115,449 5.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,811 2.5%
Bartender $ 44,992 2.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 35,725 3.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 55,779 1.2%
Server $ 38,830 1.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 64,215 3.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 64,215 3.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,110 3.7%
Medical Assistant $ 40,473 3.0%
Medical Technologist $ 63,196 3.4%
Pharmacist $ 64,215 3.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,160 0.9%
Physical Therapist $ 85,120 2.3%
Registered Nurse $ 74,043 1.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 88,097 3.5%
Recruiter $ 64,937 3.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 47,729 5.1%
Delivery Driver $ 45,479 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 42,982 0.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 53,789 2.7%
Maintenance Worker $ 48,592 5.5%
Technician $ 55,590 1.9%
Truck Driver $ 56,133 -5.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,188 2.6%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 136,467 1.8%
Paralegal $ 63,901 3.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,992 1.1%
Material Handler $ 41,709 0.3%
Process Engineer $ 89,013 3.4%
Production Manager $ 74,702 1.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 74,466 4.4%
Technical Editor $ 67,021 3.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 77,104 5.5%
Operations Manager $ 84,982 7.2%
Security Officer $ 52,502 1.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 52,315 2.8%
Business Analyst $ 81,307 4.3%
Business Development Manager $ 93,192 10.5%
Communications Manager $ 85,047 1.6%
Consultant $ 90,755 5.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 62,179 5.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,636 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 84,683 4.2%
Office Manager $ 60,271 2.8%
Product Manager $ 116,035 4.4%
Program Manager $ 103,703 5.3%
Project Manager $ 95,524 4.1%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 68,358 2.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 64,510 3.9%
Cashier $ 30,644 4.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,783 4.0%
Store Manager $ 59,454 1.3%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 80,073 7.5%
Sales Representative $ 60,308 6.1%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 79,616 3.7%
Data Scientist $ 114,900 5.5%
IT Manager $ 110,995 5.1%
Java Developer $ 89,742 4.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 85,832 3.4%
Software Engineer $ 101,770 3.1%
Solutions Architect $ 130,468 2.9%
Systems Engineer $ 97,030 3.7%
Technical Support $ 61,269 2.9%
UX Designer $ 91,386 1.7%
Web Designer $ 72,830 3.4%
Web Developer $ 90,049 4.1%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 64,341
Aerospace & Defense $ 66,874
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 64,383
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,295
Automotive $ 56,687
Banking & Financial Services $ 62,923
Beauty & Fitness $ 56,314
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 67,254
Business Services $ 59,802
Computer Software & Hardware $ 65,290
Construction $ 61,974
Consulting $ 64,002
Consumer Electronics $ 54,658
Consumer Services $ 56,458
Education & Schools $ 57,085
Energy & Utilities $ 69,630
Facilities $ 55,466
Farming & Agriculture $ 61,423
Government $ 62,378
Health Care & Hospitals $ 61,440
Information Technology $ 61,899
Insurance $ 62,919
Internet & Tech $ 65,112
Manufacturing $ 63,908
Marketing & Advertising $ 59,280
Media & Publishing $ 59,669
Nonprofit $ 56,077
Private Security $ 55,863
Real Estate $ 59,863
Recruiting & Staffing $ 59,152
Restaurants & Bars $ 56,092
Retail $ 57,102
Supermarkets $ 58,656
Telecommunications $ 60,026
Transportation & Logistics $ 61,864
Travel & Tourism $ 58,151
Wholesale $ 59,774

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 57,510
51-200 $ 60,029
201-500 $ 61,071
501-1000 $ 62,133
1001-5000 $ 63,491
5000+ $ 64,570