How much does a Director make in Washington, DC?

Updated May 17, 2021

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$134,497 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,881 salaries

$86K

Low

$134K

Average

$211K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$20,590Range$4,393 - $96,495
The average salary for a Director is $134,497 in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 4,881 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director employees in Washington, DC.

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Fannie Mae
4.1

Fannie Mae

Director

$194,661

 /yr
Range: $149K - $240K
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$149K

$240K

$148,823 - $239,527 Range

Chemonics International
3.7

Chemonics International

Director

$150,560

 /yr
Range: $106K - $206K

$106K

$206K

$105,706 - $205,631 Range

Advisory Board
3.9

Advisory Board

Director

$114,751

 /yr
Range: $58K - $163K

$58K

$163K

$58,322 - $162,653 Range

AARP
3.8

AARP

Director

$172,216

 /yr
Range: $112K - $206K

$112K

$206K

$111,802 - $205,993 Range

PwC
3.9

PwC

Director

$225,851

 /yr
Range: $117K - $296K

$117K

$296K

$117,484 - $295,736 Range

FTI Consulting
4

FTI Consulting

Director

$125,008

 /yr
Range: $88K - $177K

$88K

$177K

$87,531 - $177,371 Range

CEB
3.2

CEB

Director

$116,097

 /yr
Range: $95K - $216K

$95K

$216K

$94,903 - $216,400 Range

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United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Director

$167,364

 /yr
Range: $144K - $293K

$144K

$293K

$144,019 - $293,090 Range

National Geographic
3.7

National Geographic

Director

$128,662

 /yr
Range: $89K - $156K

$89K

$156K

$88,542 - $155,899 Range

Georgetown University
4.3

Georgetown University

Director

$93,113

 /yr
Range: $57K - $184K

$57K

$184K

$57,200 - $184,439 Range

US Chamber of Commerce
3.9

US Chamber of Commerce

Director

$104,462

 /yr
Range: $89K - $119K

$89K

$119K

$88,878 - $119,180 Range

Pew Charitable Trusts
3.5

Pew Charitable Trusts

Director

$153,798

 /yr
Range: $108K - $187K

$108K

$187K

$108,354 - $187,352 Range

Biotechnology Innovation Organization
3.4

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Director

$134,653

 /yr
Range: $87K - $199K

$87K

$199K

$86,811 - $198,786 Range

National Council for Behavioral Health
3

National Council for Behavioral Health

Director

$108,750

 /yr
Range: $86K - $145K

$86K

$145K

$86,329 - $144,864 Range

Blackboard
3.8

Blackboard

Director

$143,859

 /yr
Range: $79K - $250K

$79K

$250K

$78,644 - $250,000 Range

Amtrak
3.6

Amtrak

Director

$170,692

 /yr
Range: $135K - $216K

$135K

$216K

$135,002 - $216,284 Range

American Red Cross
3.5

American Red Cross

Director

$116,445

 /yr
Range: $106K - $157K

$106K

$157K

$105,838 - $156,827 Range

US Department of Health and Human Services
4

US Department of Health and Human Services

Director

$163,163

 /yr
Range: $138K - $213K

$138K

$213K

$138,347 - $212,926 Range

EAB
3.9

EAB

Director

$112,193

 /yr
Range: $84K - $130K

$84K

$130K

$83,659 - $130,000 Range

The American Institute of Architects
3

The American Institute of Architects

Director

$94,658

 /yr
Range: $79K - $145K

$79K

$145K

$79,394 - $144,736 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Director salaries

The average salary for a Director is $134,497 in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 4881 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director employees in Washington, DC.

The highest salary for a Director in Washington, DC is $210,668 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director in Washington, DC is $85,867 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$148,000
per year
A Director reported making $148,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$110,000
per year
A Director reported making $110,000 per year
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8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$46,000
per year
A Director reported making $46,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$154,636
per year
A Director reported making $154,636 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
$9k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$98,000
per year
A Senior Director reported making $98,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Director reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$120,000
per year
A Director reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
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