Communications Analyst Salary
For Communications Analysts, annual average wages total $53K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Communications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Communications Analysts survey respondents are women (70 percent). A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$43,332 - $82,379|
|Bonus||$350.00 - $10,000|
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|$35,713 - $81,535|
|Hourly Rate||$14.61 - $39.16|
|Bonus||$350.00 - $10,000|
|Total Pay (||$35,713 - $81,535|
Job Description for Communications Analyst
Communications analysts are in charge of analyzing and processing communications for their organization. These professionals are responsible for creating outgoing communications and reviewing incoming communications for their company.Read More...
They have the skills to perform research before crafting communication documents and determine what information is pertinent to include. In addition, communications analysts are organized and pay close attention to detail to identify any language that can potentially create issues for their department or company. They have the ability to write and represent company executives, as long as they follow established protocol to prevent any legal issues after sending communication files. They respect strict privacy regulation and analyze large amounts of information. They also write detailed reports based on their analysis and report their progress to the communications vice president in their department. Communications analysts use a personal computer to craft communications, analyze information, do research, and prepare observations. They are proficient with slide-show applications, as well as word document software. Additionally, they are familiar with email and social media programs. They are proficient with communications etiquette and utilize different tools for different audiences. Some of their main responsibilities include facilitating and approving marketing campaigns and producing specific guides for brand development. These professionals possess strong interpersonal skills to respond to questions and interact with clients, vendors, and individuals that communicate with their company.
A bachelor's degree in communications analysis or a related field is required for this position. Previous years in a communications capacity can be helpful. Leadership certifications are a plus.
Communications Analyst Tasks
- Create presentations, communications plans, corporate communications materials, and provide event assistance.
- Conduct monthly analysis of internal customer satisfaction.
- Write, edit, and distribute internal communications.
- Work with communication managers to facilitate and ensure communication dispersion.
- Develop and implement internal communications via intranet, printed copies, banners etc.
Popular Skills for Communications Analyst
Survey results show that Communications Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Media / Public Relations. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Communications Analyst
Pay by Experience for a Communications Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Communications Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 23 salaries. A Communications Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 8 salaries.
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