Communications Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average salary for a Communications Director in Washington, District of Columbia is $75,970 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications, Strategic Marketing, and Strategic Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$52,960 - $124,522
$53K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,426
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50%
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$0$129K
Salary $52,960 - $124,522
Bonus $0.00 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $1,000
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,407 - $129,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Director

Pay by Experience for a Communications Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Communications Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 20 salaries. A Communications Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Communications Director

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Communications Director Salaries

▲47%

▲20%

National Average
$83,000

▼16%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries


Strategic Marketing
▲15%

Strategic Planning
▲14%

National Average
$83,000

Microsoft Office
▼13%



Web Content Management
▼17%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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