Average Early-Career Director of Communications with Marketing Communications Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$71,213
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$8,750
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The average salary for an Early-Career Director of Communications with Marketing Communications skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $71,213.
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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 Web Content Management and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,411 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,303 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $146,214.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (33.1% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (21.4% less) and Annapolis, Maryland (19.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 57 survey responses.
Mid Career
35.1%
Experienced
56.1%
Late Career
8.8%