Entry-Level Communications Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

An Entry-Level Communications Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $53,615 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$41,868 - $72,199
$42K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,615
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$15.13 - $27.47
$20
MEDIAN: $20.50
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Salary
$41,868 - $72,199  
   
Bonus
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$38,247 - $71,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$20.50  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,350  
   
Total Pay (?
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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$38,247 - $71,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Technical Writing
▲17%

Corporate Communications
▲3%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Media / Public Relations
▼2%

Copywriting
▼3%

Web Content Management
▼6%

Adobe Photoshop
▼6%

Social Media Marketing
▼7%

Editing
▼8%

HTML
▼10%

Marketing Communications
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 5%
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