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Communications Manager Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The average pay for a Communications Manager in Washington, District of Columbia is $56,673 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications and Oral / Verbal Communication.

$40,399 - $85,884
MEDIAN: $56,673

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$40,399 - $85,884  
$0.00 - $10,766  
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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).
$41,029 - $87,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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Experience Affects Communications Manager in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Communications Manager in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Strategic Planning
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Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
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National Average

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
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Web Content Management
up arrow 12%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.


68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%