How much does a Software Engineer I make in Washington, DC? The average Software Engineer I salary in Washington, DC is $78,706 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $69,992 and $86,842. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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NiSUS Technologies Corporation - Annapolis, MD

Software Engineer, Level 3

WOOD Consulting Services - Annapolis Junction, MD

Software Engineer, Level 2

WOOD Consulting Services - Annapolis Junction, MD

Sr Software Engineer I

RTX - Arlington, VA

Job Description for Software Engineer I

Software Engineer I designs and develops software applications. Performs coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. Being a Software Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Software Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Software Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
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About Washington, District of Columbia    Washington, D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast. Due to the District of Columbia retrocession, the city has a total area....More

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Skills associated with Software Engineer I: Bug/Defect Analysis, Debugging, Application lifecycle management (ALM) Software, Software Engineering ...More

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