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$137,907

Average Base Salary

$66/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$17,128

Average Bonus
The average director of public relations salary in District of Columbia, United States is $137,907 or an equivalent hourly rate of $66. This is 12% higher (+$15,236) than the average director of public relations salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $17,128. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
Salary by Experience

$99,750

Entry Level Salary

$175,651

Senior Level Salary
An entry level director of public relations (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $99,750. On the other end, a senior level director of public relations (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $175,651.

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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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