Communications Analyst Salary

The average Communications Analyst in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more female Communications Analysts who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for Communications Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,455 - $77,122
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,784
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $49.13
(Median)
$15
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,455 - $77,122  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,007  
Profit Sharing
$4,438  
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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$36,893 - $80,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $49.13  
   
Overtime
$5.03 - $61.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,438  
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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$36,893 - $80,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.

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Communications Analyst Tasks

  • Work with communication managers to facilitate and ensure communication dispersion.
  • Develop and implement internal communications via intranet, printed copies, banners etc.
  • Design and layout customized internal communications, online and print.
  • Create presentations, communications plans, corporate communications materials, and provide event assistance.
  • Conduct monthly analysis of internal customer satisfaction.

Common Career Paths for Communications Analyst


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Many Communications Analysts transition into upper-level Communications Manager positions. Communications Managers earn a median of $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Analyst


Survey takers who work as Communications Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Communications Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Communications Analysts see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $72K.

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Experience Affects Communications Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 32%


National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Communications Analyst Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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