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The average communications director salary in District of Columbia, United States is $148,969 or an hourly rate of $72. This is 14% higher (+$18,289) than the average communications director salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,305.
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An entry level communications director (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $111,600. On the other end, a senior level communications director (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $226,975.
Job Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

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