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Washington D.C.October 2017

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. October 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 54,719 0.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 99,981 1.3%
Research Assistant $ 35,794 1.1%
Teacher $ 57,393 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,958 0.8%
Design Engineer $ 80,814 1.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 84,654 0.3%
Field Engineer $ 72,355 1.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 78,363 1.7%
Quality Engineer $ 77,507 -0.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 64,466 1.3%
Bank Teller $ 32,189 3.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,611 2.0%
Financial Advisor $ 58,441 3.4%
Financial Analyst $ 71,563 0.9%
Insurance Agent $ 45,585 4.8%
Loan Officer $ 51,673 -0.0%
Tax Manager $ 111,438 0.8%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,285 4.8%
Bartender $ 37,510 0.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 30,882 4.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 58,598 1.7%
Server $ 35,212 1.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,010 1.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 42,003 1.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 48,286 3.0%
Medical Assistant $ 38,633 0.4%
Medical Technologist $ 56,888 2.3%
Pharmacist $ 126,349 0.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 31,751 2.0%
Physical Therapist $ 80,033 0.5%
Registered Nurse $ 71,903 1.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,349 0.4%
Recruiter $ 61,366 4.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,288 3.6%
Delivery Driver $ 38,949 2.7%
Machine Operator $ 45,243 0.1%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,428 -0.6%
Maintenance Worker $ 42,375 -1.0%
Technician $ 50,432 0.2%
Truck Driver $ 52,302 3.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,013 3.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 129,666 -0.6%
Paralegal $ 57,425 1.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,996 0.9%
Material Handler $ 38,802 2.2%
Process Engineer $ 87,565 1.1%
Production Manager $ 72,931 1.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 69,507 1.0%
Technical Editor $ 62,828 1.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 71,155 0.5%
Operations Manager $ 74,864 1.5%
Security Officer $ 46,302 2.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 46,602 0.4%
Business Analyst $ 76,013 1.9%
Business Development Manager $ 86,126 3.4%
Communications Manager $ 83,490 1.6%
Consultant $ 80,784 -0.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,230 -0.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,341 2.5%
Marketing Manager $ 76,100 -0.6%
Office Manager $ 55,431 0.4%
Product Manager $ 103,508 0.6%
Program Manager $ 97,122 0.3%
Project Manager $ 87,104 -0.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 64,283 1.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,324 2.1%
Cashier $ 28,646 3.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 32,108 0.6%
Store Manager $ 56,719 3.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,797 0.4%
Sales Representative $ 51,523 3.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 70,004 1.0%
Data Scientist $ 103,970 0.5%
Java Developer $ 81,556 -0.2%
Network Engineer $ 86,608 0.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 75,562 -0.3%
Software Engineer $ 94,513 1.6%
Solutions Architect $ 115,697 1.6%
Systems Engineer $ 90,464 1.1%
Technical Support $ 57,421 1.6%
UX Designer $ 88,789 0.1%
Web Designer $ 67,355 3.1%
Web Developer $ 84,933 0.4%

Washington DC Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Washington DC Median Pay $ 58,676 1.1%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 171,977 4.2%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,405,922 2.7%
Total Employment* 3,278,425 2.9%
Unemployment Rate* 3.7% -0.3%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,195
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,896
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 59,602
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,262
Automotive $ 54,047
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,189
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,093
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,033
Business Services $ 55,848
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,255
Construction $ 58,915
Consulting $ 59,978
Consumer Electronics $ 51,927
Consumer Services $ 52,207
Education & Schools $ 54,111
Energy & Utilities $ 63,285
Facilities $ 53,940
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,212
Government $ 58,300
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,206
Information Technology $ 59,292
Insurance $ 58,875
Internet & Tech $ 59,027
Manufacturing $ 59,644
Marketing & Advertising $ 55,460
Media & Publishing $ 56,798
Nonprofit $ 55,146
Private Security $ 53,588
Real Estate $ 56,150
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,098
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,025
Retail $ 53,715
Supermarkets $ 54,878
Telecommunications $ 57,228
Transportation & Logistics $ 56,676
Travel & Tourism $ 55,111
Wholesale $ 57,319

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 52,693
51-200 $ 54,901
201-500 $ 55,942
501-1000 $ 56,697
1001-5000 $ 58,415
5000+ $ 59,172