Average Mid-Career Director of Communications Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$83,427
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$4,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Director of Communications in Washington, District of Columbia is $83,427.
10%
$60k
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$83k
90%
$121k
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Job Description for Director of Communications

Director of Communications Tasks
  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
  • Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
  • Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Corporate Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

An early career Director of Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,004 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,552 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,163.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.2% more) and New York, New York (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (28.1% less), Denver, Colorado (12.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Early Career
16.4%
Experienced
60.9%
Late Career
22.7%