How much does a Lead Design Engineer make in Washington, DC? The average Lead Design Engineer salary in Washington, DC is $92,571 as of December 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $76,881 and $114,781. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Systems & Technology Research - Arlington , VA
The Lead FPGA Design Engineer will be responsible for leading architecture development and implementation of complex FPGA designs. They will interact with system engineers to drive requirements ...
LinkedIn - 6 days ago
Altimeter Solutions - Columbia , MD
Highly motivated, self-starter, who works well in team environments and is willing to lead and ... Object Oriented Programming(C++, JAVA) * Working knowledge of Ethernet Standard and design ...
LinkedIn - 6 days ago
American Systems Corporation - Washington , DC
... Engineer Lead in the design, development, and evaluation and operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems. Review third party design ... - 14 days ago
HireResources a Tailored Solutions Company (WO) - Alexandria , VA
You will lead the evaluation of new technology, new products, and new materials. * You will be ... Engineering (strongly desired) * 8 to 10+ years of experience in the mechanical design and ...
ZipRecruiter - 60 days ago
Jobot - Washington , DC
You will also lead the electrical engineering design on a variety of laboratory, healthcare, federal government and educational facilities! Join us on this incredible journey! If you are a Sr. ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Perficient - Washington , DC
Net Lead Developer in our Commerce Practice located in Milwaukee WI, Allentown PA, or remote ... This includes technical design, discovery, defining and developing functional requirements ...
LinkedIn - 1 day ago
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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

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