Average Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$83,359
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $83,359.
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$56k
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$83k
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$143k
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MEDIAN $83,359
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$56k - $143k
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$56k - $144k

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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.

Career Paths

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Director of Communications
Communications Director
Vice President (VP), Communications
Director, Marketing and Communications
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

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

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 $71,899 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,851 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,048.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (29.2% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (27.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (19.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Mid Career
48.4%
Experienced
32.3%
Late Career
19.4%