Washington D.C.November 2020

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Washington DC Quick Facts

November 2020 YoY
Washington DC Open Jobs 156,822 -13.7%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,548,118 -4.6%
Washington DC Median Pay $ 65,054 3.8%
U.S. Median Pay $ 55,836 4.1%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 9,503 -18.0%
Accounting & Legal 1,776 -32.8%
Marketing & Advertising 1,754 7.0%
Private Security 697 -21.6%
Other Business Services 522 -47.5%
Subtotal 14,252 -19.7%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,779 -18.7%
Real Estate 1,416 -23.1%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,312 -46.9%
Facilities 1,000 -12.6%
Subtotal 5,506 -28.0%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 1,402 -16.8%
Telecommunications 1,308 -25.0%
Beauty & Fitness 1,201 -35.6%
Arts & Entertainment 756 -49.7%
Travel & Tourism 644 -70.9%
Media & Publishing 484 -48.8%
Other Consumer Services 256 -23.2%
Subtotal 6,051 -41.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 2,822 -27.3%
Insurance 896 -15.5%
Subtotal 3,718 -24.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 8,966 -21.2%
Subtotal 8,966 -21.2%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 16,415 17.6%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,157 -11.5%
Subtotal 19,572 11.7%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Aerospace & Defense 10,854 -33.0%
Manufacturing 2,084 -21.9%
Energy & Utilities 697 -14.6%
Other Production 82 -36.8%
Subtotal 13,716 -30.7%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Government 5,702 -29.0%
Education & Schools 3,488 -34.0%
Nonprofit 2,356 -41.0%
Subtotal 11,546 -33.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 6,802 -17.1%
Supermarkets 2,148 1.4%
Consumer Electronics 215 -4.2%
Subtotal 9,164 -13.1%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 12,596 -24.4%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,145 -13.7%
Internet & Tech 6,644 195.2%
Subtotal 26,386 -2.9%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,690 -9.4%
Wholesale 420 -15.5%
Subtotal 4,110 -10.1%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 23,186 5.6%
51-200 20,504 -17.4%
201-500 12,988 -18.7%
501-1000 10,249 10.5%
1001-5000 16,544 -33.1%
5000+ 60,772 -15.6%
Other 12,579 -3.1%
Total 156,822 -13.7%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 61,477 3.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 102,058 2.1%
Research Assistant $ 37,692 1.7%
Teacher $ 61,747 0.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 83,654 3.6%
Design Engineer $ 89,695 3.4%
Electrical Engineer $ 93,459 5.2%
Field Engineer $ 79,533 3.2%
Mechanical Engineer $ 86,428 4.7%
Quality Engineer $ 87,609 2.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 70,838 3.4%
Bank Teller $ 37,696 3.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 61,183 2.4%
Financial Advisor $ 66,233 0.9%
Financial Analyst $ 77,725 4.1%
Insurance Agent $ 65,054 3.8%
Loan Officer $ 60,577 11.8%
Tax Manager $ 111,521 0.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 31,715 5.8%
Bartender $ 47,638 6.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 37,927 8.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 58,712 2.8%
Server $ 40,301 5.6%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 65,054 3.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 65,054 3.8%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,090 3.1%
Medical Assistant $ 41,262 2.7%
Medical Technologist $ 62,671 1.8%
Pharmacist $ 110,474 0.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 37,844 3.6%
Physical Therapist $ 84,327 1.0%
Registered Nurse $ 74,899 2.0%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 91,647 4.4%
Recruiter $ 64,659 1.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 49,699 6.2%
Delivery Driver $ 48,262 8.3%
Machine Operator $ 44,597 3.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 54,544 2.5%
Maintenance Worker $ 49,225 8.1%
Technician $ 56,869 2.3%
Truck Driver $ 61,526 5.8%
Warehouse Associate $ 47,158 3.9%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 147,038 5.5%
Paralegal $ 64,755 3.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,726 1.4%
Material Handler $ 43,780 3.6%
Process Engineer $ 89,341 3.0%
Production Manager $ 77,123 3.7%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 73,370 -0.0%
Technical Editor $ 70,456 3.8%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 76,693 5.0%
Operations Manager $ 85,311 4.9%
Security Officer $ 50,793 6.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 52,632 2.8%
Business Analyst $ 82,782 4.6%
Business Development Manager $ 88,624 4.1%
Communications Manager $ 88,327 2.8%
Consultant $ 86,605 2.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 60,353 3.4%
Customer Service Representative $ 48,349 3.7%
Marketing Manager $ 80,638 2.5%
Office Manager $ 61,966 4.3%
Product Manager $ 117,448 4.6%
Program Manager $ 102,960 4.4%
Project Manager $ 94,473 3.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 70,556 3.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 65,851 3.1%
Cashier $ 34,450 5.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,941 2.8%
Store Manager $ 61,162 2.6%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 79,946 4.8%
Sales Representative $ 59,974 4.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 80,711 3.3%
Data Scientist $ 112,935 4.1%
IT Manager $ 110,770 2.5%
Java Developer $ 93,137 8.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 83,373 -0.3%
Software Engineer $ 102,948 4.0%
Solutions Architect $ 133,272 5.1%
Systems Engineer $ 98,581 4.6%
Technical Support $ 65,054 3.8%
UX Designer $ 94,854 3.0%
Web Designer $ 73,694 4.5%
Web Developer $ 90,127 1.3%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 65,499
Aerospace & Defense $ 68,113
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 65,367
Arts & Entertainment $ 56,247
Automotive $ 57,193
Banking & Financial Services $ 64,163
Beauty & Fitness $ 55,856
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 67,814
Business Services $ 60,185
Computer Software & Hardware $ 66,571
Construction $ 64,064
Consulting $ 65,722
Consumer Electronics $ 54,952
Consumer Services $ 58,460
Education & Schools $ 58,359
Energy & Utilities $ 70,942
Facilities $ 57,763
Farming & Agriculture $ 63,439
Government $ 64,145
Health Care & Hospitals $ 62,721
Information Technology $ 62,187
Insurance $ 64,054
Internet & Tech $ 65,347
Manufacturing $ 65,365
Marketing & Advertising $ 60,770
Media & Publishing $ 61,165
Nonprofit $ 58,504
Private Security $ 57,937
Real Estate $ 61,290
Recruiting & Staffing $ 59,987
Restaurants & Bars $ 57,532
Retail $ 58,467
Supermarkets $ 58,241
Telecommunications $ 60,935
Transportation & Logistics $ 62,450
Travel & Tourism $ 59,253
Wholesale $ 61,146

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 58,657
51-200 $ 61,172
201-500 $ 62,197
501-1000 $ 63,238
1001-5000 $ 64,622
5000+ $ 65,737

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. Job openings are reported as the 4-week trailing average of the most recent data for the month. 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). November 2020 figures are current as of November 23, 2020.

A list of frequently asked questions is available here. Complete methodology is available here.