How much does a Software Engineer I make in Washington, DC? The average Software Engineer I salary in Washington, DC is $78,999 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $70,251 and $87,165. 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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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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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

Washington, District of Columbia  area prices were up 1.3% from a year ago    View the Cost of Living in Washington, District of Columbia

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