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The average department head salary in District of Columbia, United States is $117,546 or an hourly rate of $57. This is 14% higher (+$14,767) than the average department head salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $14,153.
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Senior Level Salary
An entry level department head (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $89,567. On the other end, a senior level department head (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $145,053.

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Job Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

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