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

Salaries for Human Resources Directors in Washington are generous, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Washington Human Resources Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. There are far more female Human Resources Directors in Washington, District of Columbia who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$70,181 - $135,937
MEDIAN: $98,391

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$70,181 - $135,937  
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$71,103 - $148,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Training Management
up arrow 12%

Organizational Development
up arrow 5%

up arrow 4%

up arrow 3%

Performance Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Compliance

National Average

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

up arrow 5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Labor Relations
up arrow 20%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


85 %
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%