Washington D.C.January 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). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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Washington DC Quick Facts

January 2020 YoY
Washington DC Open Jobs 171,086 -2.3%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Washington DC Median Pay $ 62,851 2.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 11,882 3.9%
Accounting & Legal 2,566 -30.2%
Marketing & Advertising 1,488 -19.0%
Other Business Services 874 -9.3%
Private Security 853 -7.7%
Subtotal 17,662 -6.2%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Architecture & Civil Engineering 2,016 -14.9%
Construction 1,976 29.7%
Real Estate 1,838 5.0%
Facilities 1,122 31.4%
Subtotal 6,953 7.0%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 1,997 -15.8%
Telecommunications 1,880 8.2%
Beauty & Fitness 1,878 8.9%
Automotive 1,647 -20.2%
Arts & Entertainment 1,474 -7.8%
Media & Publishing 1,005 -3.5%
Other Consumer Services 334 41.0%
Subtotal 10,216 -5.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,603 -14.3%
Insurance 938 -39.8%
Subtotal 4,541 -21.2%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 10,800 7.6%
Subtotal 10,800 7.6%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 15,466 -1.1%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,743 14.4%
Subtotal 19,209 1.6%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Aerospace & Defense 14,011 -6.3%
Manufacturing 2,302 -12.1%
Energy & Utilities 739 11.2%
Other Production 82 -25.8%
Subtotal 17,134 -6.6%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Government 7,490 32.8%
Education & Schools 5,265 8.1%
Nonprofit 3,545 1.3%
Subtotal 16,299 16.4%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,123 -9.8%
Supermarkets 2,123 16.3%
Consumer Electronics 186 -32.4%
Subtotal 9,432 -5.6%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 13,915 -15.8%
Computer Software & Hardware 7,593 -24.3%
Internet & Tech 2,062 11.6%
Subtotal 23,569 -17.0%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,411 -34.3%
Wholesale 504 -0.2%
Subtotal 3,916 -31.3%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 23,915 22.1%
51-200 24,228 18.5%
201-500 15,322 6.7%
501-1000 8,737 -4.5%
1001-5000 23,647 -4.3%
5000+ 64,670 -14.6%
Other 10,566 -4.5%
Total 171,086 -2.3%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 59,550 1.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 104,648 3.1%
Research Assistant $ 36,117 3.0%
Teacher $ 62,146 3.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,940 2.5%
Design Engineer $ 87,447 4.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 88,719 1.4%
Field Engineer $ 74,390 0.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,391 0.9%
Quality Engineer $ 83,088 -0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 68,189 2.6%
Bank Teller $ 35,365 0.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,636 2.7%
Financial Advisor $ 64,530 4.6%
Financial Analyst $ 74,743 2.0%
Insurance Agent $ 49,077 3.4%
Loan Officer $ 57,138 14.0%
Tax Manager $ 114,831 1.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,048 3.8%
Bartender $ 43,092 -0.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 32,282 2.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 57,347 3.0%
Server $ 38,431 2.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 33,144 3.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,586 4.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 50,990 1.0%
Medical Assistant $ 39,829 3.0%
Medical Technologist $ 60,655 2.4%
Pharmacist $ 127,481 2.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 35,152 4.1%
Physical Therapist $ 84,218 0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 74,002 2.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 89,026 2.2%
Recruiter $ 65,073 4.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 45,253 2.8%
Delivery Driver $ 42,812 1.3%
Machine Operator $ 41,294 4.4%
Maintenance Technician $ 51,607 4.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,689 2.4%
Technician $ 55,523 4.2%
Truck Driver $ 58,121 1.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,529 1.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 137,938 1.6%
Paralegal $ 62,586 3.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,590 2.0%
Material Handler $ 39,938 2.8%
Process Engineer $ 87,443 1.7%
Production Manager $ 75,022 2.6%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 75,326 5.0%
Technical Editor $ 66,923 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 75,022 2.0%
Operations Manager $ 80,514 2.3%
Security Officer $ 50,861 5.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 51,561 3.9%
Business Analyst $ 79,773 2.1%
Business Development Manager $ 89,888 4.3%
Communications Manager $ 87,318 2.0%
Consultant $ 84,469 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 59,025 1.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 43,717 4.1%
Marketing Manager $ 81,289 0.9%
Office Manager $ 59,096 2.5%
Product Manager $ 113,296 1.3%
Program Manager $ 99,651 0.6%
Project Manager $ 91,251 1.1%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 69,092 3.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,037 2.5%
Cashier $ 30,238 2.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,056 4.1%
Store Manager $ 59,284 3.1%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,967 3.4%
Sales Representative $ 59,249 6.2%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 76,561 3.2%
Data Scientist $ 108,455 1.6%
IT Manager $ 109,828 3.5%
Java Developer $ 85,935 0.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 83,484 3.0%
Software Engineer $ 99,993 3.0%
Solutions Architect $ 126,618 0.8%
Systems Engineer $ 93,846 0.8%
Technical Support $ 59,924 1.9%
UX Designer $ 93,550 5.0%
Web Designer $ 70,307 1.9%
Web Developer $ 90,505 3.7%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 62,766
Aerospace & Defense $ 65,051
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 62,586
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,179
Automotive $ 55,948
Banking & Financial Services $ 61,679
Beauty & Fitness $ 56,734
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 65,545
Business Services $ 59,012
Computer Software & Hardware $ 63,884
Construction $ 60,983
Consulting $ 62,442
Consumer Electronics $ 54,110
Consumer Services $ 55,765
Education & Schools $ 57,147
Energy & Utilities $ 67,313
Facilities $ 56,468
Farming & Agriculture $ 61,208
Government $ 61,430
Health Care & Hospitals $ 60,408
Information Technology $ 60,377
Insurance $ 61,333
Internet & Tech $ 62,778
Manufacturing $ 62,763
Marketing & Advertising $ 58,214
Media & Publishing $ 59,093
Nonprofit $ 56,396
Private Security $ 56,962
Real Estate $ 58,655
Recruiting & Staffing $ 58,279
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,982
Retail $ 56,569
Supermarkets $ 57,326
Telecommunications $ 60,305
Transportation & Logistics $ 60,258
Travel & Tourism $ 57,216
Wholesale $ 59,868

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 56,724
51-200 $ 59,095
201-500 $ 60,171
501-1000 $ 61,041
1001-5000 $ 62,403
5000+ $ 63,362