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Washington D.C.August 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 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 $ 56,886 1.9%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 97,493 -1.3%
Research Assistant $ 34,671 0.4%
Teacher $ 58,664 1.7%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 76,325 1.6%
Design Engineer $ 85,007 2.6%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,832 0.3%
Field Engineer $ 72,004 -0.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 79,551 1.4%
Quality Engineer $ 82,128 1.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 65,640 1.8%
Bank Teller $ 34,393 6.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,649 1.9%
Financial Advisor $ 58,343 4.9%
Financial Analyst $ 72,879 2.1%
Insurance Agent $ 43,194 -5.7%
Loan Officer $ 50,651 2.4%
Tax Manager $ 107,186 0.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,823 3.7%
Bartender $ 39,381 5.4%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,797 3.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,597 -0.7%
Server $ 36,438 3.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,459 3.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 42,804 3.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 48,588 1.8%
Medical Assistant $ 38,227 2.5%
Medical Technologist $ 57,725 0.9%
Pharmacist $ 122,593 1.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 33,521 4.7%
Physical Therapist $ 80,013 -2.5%
Registered Nurse $ 71,270 0.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,598 3.6%
Recruiter $ 61,504 -1.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,656 -0.3%
Delivery Driver $ 40,791 1.2%
Machine Operator $ 44,438 -0.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,584 -0.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,541 6.4%
Technician $ 51,155 0.7%
Truck Driver $ 55,186 3.1%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,576 -3.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 136,158 3.1%
Paralegal $ 58,384 0.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,001 0.4%
Material Handler $ 38,934 4.1%
Process Engineer $ 85,140 1.4%
Production Manager $ 71,501 1.8%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 68,183 -2.2%
Technical Editor $ 64,815 1.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 72,993 2.5%
Operations Manager $ 77,299 -0.6%
Security Officer $ 46,879 2.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 49,258 1.4%
Business Analyst $ 77,662 1.2%
Business Development Manager $ 87,549 2.3%
Communications Manager $ 83,336 -1.5%
Consultant $ 80,991 0.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 59,445 2.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,762 1.6%
Marketing Manager $ 78,455 0.4%
Office Manager $ 56,267 1.7%
Product Manager $ 107,894 2.0%
Program Manager $ 95,894 -1.2%
Project Manager $ 86,268 -2.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 65,405 4.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,709 1.4%
Cashier $ 29,098 4.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,318 2.6%
Store Manager $ 57,445 1.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 70,639 1.0%
Sales Representative $ 54,210 0.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 72,222 0.5%
Data Scientist $ 104,410 0.2%
Java Developer $ 83,570 2.2%
Network Engineer $ 79,567 -7.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 78,929 3.2%
Software Engineer $ 95,971 1.6%
Solutions Architect $ 118,198 1.4%
Systems Engineer $ 90,684 0.4%
Technical Support $ 57,574 1.8%
UX Designer $ 90,176 1.1%
Web Designer $ 69,172 0.5%
Web Developer $ 86,930 2.4%

Washington DC Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Washington DC Median Pay $ 59,990 1.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 218,796 33.9%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 60,031
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,922
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 59,686
Arts & Entertainment $ 52,109
Automotive $ 53,875
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,749
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,600
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,147
Business Services $ 56,052
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,523
Construction $ 58,391
Consulting $ 60,194
Consumer Electronics $ 53,216
Consumer Services $ 53,043
Education & Schools $ 54,334
Energy & Utilities $ 63,481
Facilities $ 55,251
Farming & Agriculture $ 57,372
Government $ 58,696
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,289
Information Technology $ 58,499
Insurance $ 58,183
Internet & Tech $ 60,485
Manufacturing $ 59,620
Marketing & Advertising $ 55,622
Media & Publishing $ 56,368
Nonprofit $ 54,171
Private Security $ 53,154
Real Estate $ 56,459
Recruiting & Staffing $ 55,434
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,133
Retail $ 53,691
Supermarkets $ 54,754
Telecommunications $ 57,168
Transportation & Logistics $ 57,322
Travel & Tourism $ 54,402
Wholesale $ 57,014

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,685
51-200 $ 55,913
201-500 $ 57,099
501-1000 $ 57,768
1001-5000 $ 59,345
5000+ $ 60,058