A Director of Communications in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $84,877 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Strategic Marketing is associated with high pay for this job.

$60,365 - $121,736
MEDIAN: $84,877

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$62,286 - $121,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 4%

National Average

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

up arrow 16%

Graphic Design
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%