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Washington D.C.May 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. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 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 $ 56,530 3.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,897 -0.3%
Research Assistant $ 35,489 -0.3%
Teacher $ 59,259 3.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 76,744 2.0%
Design Engineer $ 83,252 4.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,384 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 72,563 2.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 79,414 3.5%
Quality Engineer $ 80,943 0.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 65,325 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 34,095 7.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,144 4.2%
Financial Advisor $ 60,323 6.5%
Financial Analyst $ 73,617 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 44,007 -1.0%
Loan Officer $ 50,923 -2.2%
Tax Manager $ 117,724 5.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,401 4.0%
Bartender $ 36,313 -0.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,329 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 58,421 1.8%
Server $ 36,074 1.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,665 3.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,791 3.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 48,890 2.9%
Medical Assistant $ 40,181 3.8%
Medical Technologist $ 57,982 2.4%
Pharmacist $ 126,144 2.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,358 3.5%
Physical Therapist $ 80,335 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 72,449 1.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 82,617 2.2%
Recruiter $ 62,665 1.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,599 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 39,954 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 44,088 1.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 49,345 3.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 42,659 1.2%
Technician $ 51,297 0.7%
Truck Driver $ 55,183 6.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,876 3.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 138,638 3.6%
Paralegal $ 57,960 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,885 1.6%
Material Handler $ 39,649 4.6%
Process Engineer $ 84,497 1.3%
Production Manager $ 73,241 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 70,186 0.3%
Technical Editor $ 66,516 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 72,567 3.6%
Operations Manager $ 75,960 0.6%
Security Officer $ 47,863 4.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,786 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 77,112 1.0%
Business Development Manager $ 86,371 4.7%
Communications Manager $ 81,745 -1.7%
Consultant $ 81,166 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 58,494 2.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,952 2.6%
Marketing Manager $ 80,174 2.6%
Office Manager $ 57,161 2.5%
Product Manager $ 108,328 2.8%
Program Manager $ 99,455 1.0%
Project Manager $ 88,860 0.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,056 3.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,434 1.7%
Cashier $ 29,534 4.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 32,569 3.8%
Store Manager $ 57,600 2.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,611 2.8%
Sales Representative $ 54,579 2.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,458 1.2%
Data Scientist $ 104,056 0.8%
Java Developer $ 81,966 2.2%
Network Engineer $ 85,375 0.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 79,252 0.5%
Software Engineer $ 95,611 2.2%
Solutions Architect $ 120,424 5.4%
Systems Engineer $ 91,772 2.4%
Technical Support $ 57,770 3.0%
UX Designer $ 88,757 0.3%
Web Designer $ 67,037 1.4%
Web Developer $ 87,745 5.3%

Washington DC Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Washington DC Median Pay $ 59,872 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 181,834 15.5%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 58,834
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,051
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 60,219
Arts & Entertainment $ 52,946
Automotive $ 53,501
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,482
Beauty & Fitness $ 54,067
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,416
Business Services $ 56,069
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,349
Construction $ 58,972
Consulting $ 59,700
Consumer Electronics $ 52,611
Consumer Services $ 52,224
Education & Schools $ 54,613
Energy & Utilities $ 64,629
Facilities $ 54,088
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,600
Government $ 58,634
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,417
Information Technology $ 58,487
Insurance $ 58,387
Internet & Tech $ 59,011
Manufacturing $ 59,761
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,062
Media & Publishing $ 56,663
Nonprofit $ 53,833
Private Security $ 54,051
Real Estate $ 56,847
Recruiting & Staffing $ 55,252
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,303
Retail $ 54,031
Supermarkets $ 55,440
Telecommunications $ 57,147
Transportation & Logistics $ 57,790
Travel & Tourism $ 54,549
Wholesale $ 57,360

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,614
51-200 $ 55,836
201-500 $ 56,961
501-1000 $ 57,784
1001-5000 $ 59,296
5000+ $ 59,914