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Washington D.C.January 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 55,450 2.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 99,350 -1.0%
Research Assistant $ 35,434 0.2%
Teacher $ 57,823 2.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,965 0.3%
Design Engineer $ 82,729 3.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,242 2.2%
Field Engineer $ 74,015 3.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 79,041 2.1%
Quality Engineer $ 78,430 0.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 64,746 1.0%
Bank Teller $ 32,382 4.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,269 2.1%
Financial Advisor $ 57,702 2.4%
Financial Analyst $ 72,610 2.3%
Insurance Agent $ 43,150 -0.0%
Loan Officer $ 51,718 -2.8%
Tax Manager $ 114,529 0.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,634 3.4%
Bartender $ 36,159 -1.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,575 6.4%
Restaurant Manager $ 57,821 -0.1%
Server $ 36,029 2.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,326 2.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,227 3.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 48,073 2.5%
Medical Assistant $ 39,527 2.6%
Medical Technologist $ 57,694 5.1%
Pharmacist $ 126,322 2.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,320 2.9%
Physical Therapist $ 80,389 0.4%
Registered Nurse $ 72,420 2.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 82,406 2.7%
Recruiter $ 60,714 2.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,523 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 40,090 5.0%
Machine Operator $ 44,194 -1.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,988 2.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 41,971 -0.1%
Technician $ 51,132 1.6%
Truck Driver $ 53,501 3.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,667 3.6%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 133,451 1.9%
Paralegal $ 58,004 4.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,337 2.4%
Material Handler $ 39,790 2.7%
Process Engineer $ 87,552 2.3%
Production Manager $ 74,784 2.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 72,314 3.3%
Technical Editor $ 63,376 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 72,541 1.5%
Operations Manager $ 74,855 1.0%
Security Officer $ 46,507 3.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,443 1.5%
Business Analyst $ 76,978 2.7%
Business Development Manager $ 84,765 0.6%
Communications Manager $ 82,509 1.2%
Consultant $ 80,869 0.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,881 0.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,188 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 77,911 1.6%
Office Manager $ 55,595 0.7%
Product Manager $ 105,475 2.0%
Program Manager $ 97,393 0.3%
Project Manager $ 88,463 1.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 61,912 1.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,765 2.8%
Cashier $ 28,670 3.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 32,056 1.2%
Store Manager $ 56,405 1.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,646 0.8%
Sales Representative $ 51,485 4.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 72,293 2.6%
Data Scientist $ 102,516 0.6%
Java Developer $ 82,725 0.4%
Network Engineer $ 88,530 3.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 77,781 0.1%
Software Engineer $ 96,485 2.5%
Solutions Architect $ 116,823 0.1%
Systems Engineer $ 92,319 3.2%
Technical Support $ 58,075 4.6%
UX Designer $ 87,442 0.5%
Web Designer $ 66,499 3.3%
Web Developer $ 84,866 3.8%

Washington DC Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Washington DC Median Pay $ 59,269 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 164,201 8.9%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,380,530 1.4%
Total Employment* 3,257,918 1.4%
Unemployment Rate* 3.6% 0.0%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 60,096
Aerospace & Defense $ 62,188
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 59,513
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,655
Automotive $ 54,310
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,712
Beauty & Fitness $ 53,208
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,785
Business Services $ 55,907
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,821
Construction $ 59,267
Consulting $ 60,361
Consumer Electronics $ 52,550
Consumer Services $ 52,606
Education & Schools $ 54,631
Energy & Utilities $ 63,875
Facilities $ 54,342
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,640
Government $ 58,812
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,717
Information Technology $ 59,665
Insurance $ 59,480
Internet & Tech $ 59,676
Manufacturing $ 60,007
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,030
Media & Publishing $ 57,450
Nonprofit $ 55,940
Private Security $ 54,101
Real Estate $ 56,759
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,545
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,417
Retail $ 54,460
Supermarkets $ 55,409
Telecommunications $ 57,528
Transportation & Logistics $ 57,459
Travel & Tourism $ 55,589
Wholesale $ 57,839

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,303
51-200 $ 55,572
201-500 $ 56,583
501-1000 $ 57,484
1001-5000 $ 58,761
5000+ $ 59,763