Human Resources (HR) Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

An average Washington Human Resources Director can expect to take home roughly $102K annually. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Washington Human Resources Directors are female. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,166 - $142,700
MEDIAN: $102,220

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$75,846 - $152,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
319,705 (47.6%)
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...
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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $98K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $84K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $118K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Training Management
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Legal Compliance
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Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Regulatory Compliance
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Employee Relations
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National Average

Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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Performance Management
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Labor Relations
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


83 %
17 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%