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

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Human Resources Directors in Washington reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $68K to $147K per year and averages out to $95K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Washington Human Resources Directors are female. The majority of Human Resources Directors in Washington, District of Columbia claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$67,081 - $132,892
MEDIAN: $95,141

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$67,081 - $132,892  
$-0.49 - $21,503  
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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).
$68,106 - $146,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 14%

Performance Management
up arrow 8%

Organizational Development
up arrow 7%

up arrow 3%

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National Average

up arrow 5%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Training Management
up arrow 8%

Labor Relations
up arrow 14%

Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 17%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


82 %
18 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%