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

Salaries for Washington Human Resources Directors are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Human Resources Directors in Washington, District of Columbia (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,507 - $137,243
MEDIAN: $99,811

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$70,507 - $137,243  
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$71,628 - $148,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 14%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Training Management
up arrow 11%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 8%

up arrow 7%

Organizational Development
up arrow 5%

up arrow 3%

Performance Management
up arrow 2%

National Average

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 16%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 20%

Labor Relations
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


87 %
13 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%