The average salary for a Communications Specialist is C$55,506 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$40,664 - C$72,859
C$41K
C$55K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$55,394
10%
50%
90%
C$15.51 - C$36.11
C$16
C$24
C$36
MEDIAN: C$24.19
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$74K
Salary C$40,664 - C$72,859
Bonus C$994 - C$6,050
Profit Sharing C$5,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$39,867 - C$74,550
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 317
Hourly Data C$0C$50
Hourly Rate C$15.51 - C$36.11
Overtime C$38.23
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$994 - C$6,050
Profit Sharing C$5,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$39,867 - C$74,550
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Communications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 60 salaries. A Communications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$68,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$54,344

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Communications Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Communications Specialist?

Communications Specialist in Toronto:
"Hospital Media Relations"
Pros: I most like the variety of experiences my job offers me. I am exposed to a diverse group of people, as well as subjects to learn about. I genuinely feel that I am giving back and am a part of something greater.
Cons: What bothers me most about my job is always having to be the bigger person when dealing with staff, and media. I feel like my role is taken advantage of, both inside and outside the organization. I feel like I constantly have to prove my worth.

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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

▲25%

▲18%

▲9%

National Average
C$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲23%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

▲5%


Corporate Communications
▲1%

Marketing Communications
▲1%


National Average
C$54,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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