Washington Jobs

  • Contracts and Grants Officer

    Amideast - Washington, DC

    ~~Are you seeking an employer with excellent salaries and benefits that include 40+ days of paid leave, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and much more? Well, look no...

    from AMIDEAST - 1 day ago
  • Director of Opt1mum One Managed Services

    Etera Consulting - Washington, DC

    Director of Opt1mum One® Managed Services eTERA Consulting is seeking a Director of Opt1mum One® Managed Services to lead the overall management and development of the program on...

    from eTERA Consulting - 20 hours ago
  • Travel Nurse - RN - Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse

    Fastaff - Washington, DC

    L&D Registered Nurse – Labor & Delivery – LDRP RN We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated Travel RN Registered Nurse to join our growing team of nursing professionals.

    from Fastaff - 16 hours ago
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Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." is an abbreviation for the District of Columbia, the federal district coextensive with the city of Washington. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. Columbia in this context is an early poetic name for the United States of America. The city is commonly referred to as The District or simply Washington. Historically, it was called the Federal City or Washington City. To avoid confusion with the state of Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest, the city is often called simply D.C.. The centers of all three branches of the U.S. federal government are in the District. It also serves as the headquarters for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other national and international institutions. Washington is the frequent location of...more

Washington Economy

Washington, D.C. has a growing economy that is also diversifying with a decreasing percentage of federal government jobs over the current and next decade and an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs over the same period. With five Fortune 1000 companies , and a large support infrastructure of professional services, including law, public relations, and architecture, Washington, D.C. is one of the Gamma World Cities. Washington, D.C. is also a leading city for global real estate investment, behind London, New York City, and Paris.. As of 2002, the federal government accounts for 27% of Washington, D.C.'s jobs. The presence of many major government agencies, including the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration, has led to business development both in the District itself as well as in the National Capital Region of Maryland and northern Virginia. These businesses include federal contractors , numerous...more

Washington Careers

Among the most common occupations in Washington are Management, professional, and related occupations, 51%; Sales and office occupations, 17%; and Service occupations, 14%. Approximately 61 percent of workers in Washington, District of Columbia work for companies, 24 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Washington Industries

The leading industries in Washington, District of Columbia are Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 20%; Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 18%; and Public administration, 14%. Simply Hired's Washington job listings indicate that the following industries in Washington are hiring the most workers:

Washington Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Washington, District of Columbia is $49,162, and the median income of households in Washington was $47,221.
 

Average Salaries in Washington, DC

Washington, DC

$49,000
 

According to our Washington Trends data, the number of Washington, District of Columbia jobs has increased by 2% since April 2013.
Washington job trends

Washington Employment Statistics

Population of Washington
Total population 515,118
Male 47.09%
Female 52.91%
Median age 35.9
  
Washington Housing
Owner-occupied homes 42.5%
Median cost of a home $384,400
Median mortgage payment $1,236
Renter-occupied homes 57.5%
Vacant housing 10.6%
Median monthly rent $832
  
Average Income
Median for all workers $36,948
Median for all male full-time $51,366
Median for all female full-time $46,959
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 13%
$10,000 to $14,999 5%
$15,000 to $24,999 10%
$25,000 to $34,999 10%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 10%
$100,000 to $149,999 10%
$150,000 to $199,999 5%
$200,000 or more 7%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 21%
Some college, no degree 14%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 25%
  
Marital Status
Never married 49%
Currently married 31%
Separated 4%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 10%
  
Race
White 33%
Black or African American 58%
Asian 3%
Other 6%
  
Washington Commute
Carpool 7.7%
Public transportation 37.7%
Average travel time 29 minutes