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

On average, Washington Human Resources Directors earn six-figure salaries ($97K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Human Resources Directors in Washington, District of Columbia far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$68,186 - $135,117
MEDIAN: $96,841

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$68,186 - $135,117  
$979 - $21,242  
Total Pay (?
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).
$69,115 - $149,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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%

Organizational Development
up arrow 6%

Performance Management
up arrow 4%

up arrow 3%

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National Average

Training Management
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

up arrow 8%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 15%

Labor Relations
up arrow 15%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%