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Washington D.C.November 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. November 2018 figures are current as of November 20, 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 $ 58,093 3.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 99,975 2.1%
Research Assistant $ 35,247 2.3%
Teacher $ 59,954 2.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,477 4.7%
Design Engineer $ 84,969 0.5%
Electrical Engineer $ 88,448 3.1%
Field Engineer $ 74,775 2.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,394 3.7%
Quality Engineer $ 83,687 3.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 66,403 2.7%
Bank Teller $ 35,295 9.7%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,476 2.6%
Financial Advisor $ 58,539 5.1%
Financial Analyst $ 74,040 3.4%
Insurance Agent $ 45,595 0.1%
Loan Officer $ 49,795 0.2%
Tax Manager $ 110,458 2.2%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,156 5.0%
Bartender $ 38,983 5.4%
Restaurant Cook $ 32,258 4.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 56,158 2.9%
Server $ 36,288 3.0%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,841 4.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,124 4.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 49,797 3.8%
Medical Assistant $ 38,598 2.6%
Medical Technologist $ 59,190 1.8%
Pharmacist $ 123,519 1.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 34,149 6.3%
Physical Therapist $ 83,252 0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 72,634 2.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,845 3.3%
Recruiter $ 62,422 2.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,638 5.0%
Delivery Driver $ 42,013 3.9%
Machine Operator $ 45,423 3.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 50,986 3.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 43,803 6.9%
Technician $ 52,365 4.0%
Truck Driver $ 55,752 5.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,841 1.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 137,886 5.6%
Paralegal $ 60,243 3.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,583 2.3%
Material Handler $ 39,656 3.6%
Process Engineer $ 86,829 2.8%
Production Manager $ 72,789 3.6%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 69,323 -2.7%
Technical Editor $ 66,471 3.2%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 74,932 5.5%
Operations Manager $ 78,914 2.0%
Security Officer $ 48,579 5.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 50,561 4.6%
Business Analyst $ 78,642 2.3%
Business Development Manager $ 88,515 2.9%
Communications Manager $ 84,813 0.9%
Consultant $ 81,723 1.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 60,720 4.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,617 4.2%
Marketing Manager $ 80,548 2.8%
Office Manager $ 57,344 3.4%
Product Manager $ 110,690 4.1%
Program Manager $ 98,643 3.2%
Project Manager $ 85,170 -4.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 65,481 5.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,493 2.0%
Cashier $ 29,740 6.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,277 2.5%
Store Manager $ 58,161 3.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 72,618 3.4%
Sales Representative $ 56,442 4.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 74,161 2.6%
Data Scientist $ 107,005 2.3%
IT Manager $ 106,630 2.2%
Java Developer $ 84,694 4.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 81,150 4.3%
Software Engineer $ 97,638 4.0%
Solutions Architect $ 124,773 6.1%
Systems Engineer $ 92,478 2.4%
Technical Support $ 58,850 3.9%
UX Designer $ 91,272 3.6%
Web Designer $ 70,644 3.1%
Web Developer $ 86,391 2.0%

Washington DC Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
Washington DC Median Pay $ 61,297 3.2%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%
Job Openings 180,652 10.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 61,987
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,931
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 61,358
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,833
Automotive $ 55,485
Banking & Financial Services $ 60,558
Beauty & Fitness $ 54,033
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 63,954
Business Services $ 58,043
Computer Software & Hardware $ 62,369
Construction $ 60,136
Consulting $ 62,006
Consumer Electronics $ 54,752
Consumer Services $ 54,325
Education & Schools $ 56,177
Energy & Utilities $ 65,496
Facilities $ 57,171
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,982
Government $ 60,357
Health Care & Hospitals $ 59,117
Information Technology $ 60,101
Insurance $ 60,105
Internet & Tech $ 62,358
Manufacturing $ 61,488
Marketing & Advertising $ 57,450
Media & Publishing $ 58,260
Nonprofit $ 55,850
Private Security $ 54,880
Real Estate $ 58,128
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,085
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,765
Retail $ 55,268
Supermarkets $ 56,352
Telecommunications $ 58,541
Transportation & Logistics $ 59,177
Travel & Tourism $ 56,224
Wholesale $ 58,797

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 55,415
51-200 $ 57,702
201-500 $ 58,993
501-1000 $ 59,664
1001-5000 $ 61,185
5000+ $ 61,971