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How Much Do Best Software Engineers Earn in Washington, DC in 2021?

Domagoj Vidovic

We all know that software engineering is a well-paid job; even juniors can get 6 figures immediately after graduation.

The world's tech scene is in Silicon Valley, which instantly comes to our minds after mentioning tech. But how about Washington, DC? The tech scene is pretty strong there too.

What salaries have the 5 highest paid software engineers there? And which companies pay those ludicrous amounts of money?

Thankfully, we can access that information on levels.fyi.Let's dive in.

5. Capital One

Capital One, a bank holding company, takes the place 5 in Washington with total yearly compensation of $415k!

Because of high taxes, total salaries are spread across base salary, stocks, and bonuses.

In this case, the base salary is $255k; stocks are $80k, while bonuses are $80k too.

This person has 20 years of experience.

4. Amazon

Tech giant Amazon sits on place 4, with a salary of $428k!

The base salary is $160k, stocks $150k, and bonuses $118k.

The person behind it has 14 years of experience.

3. Stripe

Stripe takes 3rd place.

This person with only 9 years of experience earns $432k!

The base salary is $197k, stocks $202k, while the bonuses are $33k.

2. Capital One

Capital One strikes again with a salary of $600k!

The base salary is $290k. $260k is paid through stocks, while $50k is through bonuses.

The person behind it has 20 years of experience.

1. Facebook

Facebook wins the race in Washington.

The person behind it has 12 years of experience, and earns yearly a massive salary of $630k!

The base salary is $240k, stocks $330k, and bonuses $60k.

Who will surpass Facebook? It would be nice to check out the stats in 1 year.

What Can You Learn From All This?

Coding is a skill that doesn't require a PhD in computer science or a similar field.

It can be learned with so many platforms available online. A 2-3 month course can be perfect for the start, even if you're a complete beginner.

It will take some hard work, but even after 1 year, it's possible to get a nice job and salary.

You won't get $1MM+ for sure, but you can make around $100k in 2-3 years from now.

If you become really good at it, those numbers can be even higher (way higher)!

What is 2 or 3 years compared to your whole lifetime? This could be something that completely changes everything.

The world is going through massive technological growth, and software engineers are needed everywhere. Demand for them is huge because almost any business you start today will require software engineers!

That's why the situation on market is so good, and it will remain for many more years.

You can catch that ride.

Be consistent, and if you have any interest in technology, math, or science, give it a go.

The prices can be astonishing.

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