A Communications Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $59,959 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,090 - $90,960
$44K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $59,959
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90%

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$16.50 - $45.35
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,090 - $90,960  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,820 - $94,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$38.00  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$42,820 - $94,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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
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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 29%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Corporate Communications
0%

National Average
$60,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

Web Content Management
up arrow 5%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 13%

Event Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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