Washington D.C.December 2019

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). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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Washington DC Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Washington DC Open Jobs 175,084 0.2%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Washington DC Median Pay $ 62,996 2.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 12,153 4.5%
Accounting & Legal 2,621 -28.1%
Marketing & Advertising 1,600 -17.7%
Other Business Services 940 -4.0%
Private Security 888 -2.2%
Subtotal 18,203 -4.7%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Architecture & Civil Engineering 2,150 -8.6%
Construction 1,987 25.1%
Real Estate 1,880 10.1%
Facilities 1,063 33.9%
Subtotal 7,080 9.9%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 2,013 -7.4%
Beauty & Fitness 1,887 15.7%
Automotive 1,669 -4.2%
Telecommunications 1,657 0.2%
Arts & Entertainment 1,462 1.8%
Media & Publishing 1,009 2.4%
Other Consumer Services 960 318.2%
Subtotal 10,656 8.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,752 -12.2%
Insurance 996 -38.9%
Subtotal 4,748 -19.5%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 10,821 8.2%
Subtotal 10,821 8.2%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 15,710 -1.3%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,673 11.6%
Subtotal 19,383 0.9%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Aerospace & Defense 15,171 -1.2%
Manufacturing 2,609 -2.7%
Energy & Utilities 746 16.1%
Other Production 107 32.4%
Subtotal 18,634 -0.7%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Government 7,452 17.6%
Education & Schools 5,212 10.9%
Nonprofit 3,650 4.4%
Subtotal 16,314 12.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,369 -14.5%
Supermarkets 2,024 11.2%
Consumer Electronics 139 -15.2%
Subtotal 9,532 -10.1%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 14,466 -17.4%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,781 -3.2%
Internet & Tech 2,112 17.9%
Subtotal 24,359 -10.9%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,973 -19.0%
Wholesale 480 -10.4%
Subtotal 4,453 -18.2%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 23,678 22.3%
51-200 24,626 18.5%
201-500 15,472 9.4%
501-1000 9,821 6.3%
1001-5000 23,930 -7.6%
5000+ 67,132 -9.8%
Other 10,424 -4.4%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 59,889 2.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 103,504 2.1%
Research Assistant $ 35,663 1.9%
Teacher $ 61,975 3.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,863 1.8%
Design Engineer $ 87,478 4.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 88,638 1.0%
Field Engineer $ 74,449 -0.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,226 0.9%
Quality Engineer $ 85,702 1.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 68,218 2.3%
Bank Teller $ 35,683 1.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,281 3.1%
Financial Advisor $ 63,868 7.4%
Financial Analyst $ 74,220 1.1%
Insurance Agent $ 47,895 3.5%
Loan Officer $ 53,931 12.4%
Tax Manager $ 108,532 1.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,087 3.1%
Bartender $ 42,075 -1.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 32,376 2.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 57,372 2.7%
Server $ 38,304 2.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 33,337 4.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,736 5.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 50,656 0.2%
Medical Assistant $ 39,856 3.0%
Medical Technologist $ 60,576 2.0%
Pharmacist $ 122,893 -0.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,126 5.1%
Physical Therapist $ 83,602 -0.8%
Registered Nurse $ 73,748 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 88,234 1.4%
Recruiter $ 64,493 4.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 45,812 2.8%
Delivery Driver $ 42,417 1.9%
Machine Operator $ 42,733 6.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 52,273 4.2%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,531 2.0%
Technician $ 54,951 2.4%
Truck Driver $ 57,718 1.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,270 1.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 141,140 3.5%
Paralegal $ 61,738 1.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 81,533 2.9%
Material Handler $ 40,090 3.2%
Process Engineer $ 86,952 2.2%
Production Manager $ 75,444 2.2%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 74,178 3.9%
Technical Editor $ 68,584 2.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 74,520 1.5%
Operations Manager $ 80,693 2.3%
Security Officer $ 53,606 5.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 51,210 2.9%
Business Analyst $ 79,871 1.8%
Business Development Manager $ 87,313 2.4%
Communications Manager $ 86,827 0.4%
Consultant $ 85,226 1.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 59,407 1.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 43,755 3.9%
Marketing Manager $ 81,864 1.1%
Office Manager $ 58,973 2.5%
Product Manager $ 114,004 1.1%
Program Manager $ 99,257 -1.2%
Project Manager $ 91,515 1.1%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 69,334 5.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,848 3.4%
Cashier $ 30,182 2.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,558 5.1%
Store Manager $ 59,611 4.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,854 3.3%
Sales Representative $ 57,286 4.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 77,105 3.8%
Data Scientist $ 108,644 1.7%
IT Manager $ 109,222 3.0%
Java Developer $ 84,559 -2.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 82,970 2.7%
Software Engineer $ 99,498 2.9%
Solutions Architect $ 126,649 -0.6%
Systems Engineer $ 94,250 1.5%
Technical Support $ 59,091 1.2%
UX Designer $ 93,020 4.4%
Web Designer $ 69,734 1.9%
Web Developer $ 91,727 6.1%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 63,370
Aerospace & Defense $ 65,944
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 63,556
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,194
Automotive $ 56,937
Banking & Financial Services $ 62,199
Beauty & Fitness $ 57,056
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 65,961
Business Services $ 59,854
Computer Software & Hardware $ 64,554
Construction $ 61,839
Consulting $ 62,967
Consumer Electronics $ 55,678
Consumer Services $ 56,437
Education & Schools $ 57,664
Energy & Utilities $ 67,739
Facilities $ 56,488
Farming & Agriculture $ 61,910
Government $ 62,034
Health Care & Hospitals $ 60,995
Information Technology $ 61,188
Insurance $ 62,289
Internet & Tech $ 63,353
Manufacturing $ 63,513
Marketing & Advertising $ 58,982
Media & Publishing $ 59,634
Nonprofit $ 56,583
Private Security $ 57,112
Real Estate $ 60,053
Recruiting & Staffing $ 58,158
Restaurants & Bars $ 56,721
Retail $ 57,042
Supermarkets $ 58,322
Telecommunications $ 60,402
Transportation & Logistics $ 60,938
Travel & Tourism $ 57,622
Wholesale $ 60,796

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 57,189
51-200 $ 59,525
201-500 $ 60,683
501-1000 $ 61,554
1001-5000 $ 62,835
5000+ $ 63,989