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The average director public relations salary in District of Columbia, United States is $135,557 or an hourly rate of $65. This is 12% higher (+$14,977) than the average director public relations salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $16,836.
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An entry level director public relations (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $98,050. On the other end, a senior level director public relations (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $172,657.

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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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