Washington D.C. IT Salary Trends for 2024

The 2024 Tech Salary Guide for Arlington and the D.C. area will help set up tech workers and hiring managers for success in 2024, with salary data for 120+ tech roles and the insights you need to help guide your decision-making in 2024.

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Washington D.C. IT Salaries and Tech Market Insights for 2023

2024 content highlights


The Washington D.C. tech industry continues to make tremendous strides and growth even through the choppy waters of 2023. While salary growth is stabilizing, unemployment rates are far below the national average and quality IT workers still have plenty of opportunities on where they want to work. Motion's 2024 Washington D.C. Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give technologists and tech leaders in-depth insights into the most pressing topics inside the tech industry, including:

  • The Layoffs and Reabsorption of Tech Workers in 2023
  • The IT Hiring Trends and Tech Skills Most in Demand
  • How the Tech Industry is Handling Remote and Hybrid Work
  • Advice from Experts on How to Succeed in 2024

In addition to market insider information that 30 years of experience deep inside the tech recruiting world brings, our 2024 Washington D.C. Tech Salary Guide includes in-depth compensation averages for hundreds of IT job titles. As always, our goal is to provide you with the data and insights you need to make the right decisions in the tech job market and have the proper expectations when hiring top IT talent.



Tech Market Experts

What tech hiring or job seeking trends
do you expect to see in 2024?


“While neither the employed nor their employers have the upper hand in the 2023 job market, 2024 will see job seekers and hiring managers coming to a compromise on what is most important in an employment agreement. Companies cutting costs & corners with tech talent will lose out, and candidates may need to consider a more hybrid (versus fully remote) work environment.”

Kelsey Prisby

Vice President


“In 2024, expect to see companies across all industries in DC reverse course and begin to hire more mid-level workers, and build back up the size of their engineering teams. While they might lack some of the skills needed on day one, they’re willing to learn and grow, and will ultimately help these organizations long-term, all while saving short and long-term costs.”

Greg Olsen

Executive Director


“Tech workers in 2024 need to have an honest assessment of the skills they bring to the job market. Truly “A-level” talent still have the opportunity to essentially name their price and work environment, but for everyone else, candidates can’t set unrealistic expectations or risk missing out on otherwise quality opportunities.”

Phill Perkins

Vice President