Communications Analyst Salary

Communications Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Communications Analysts survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale 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 (?
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$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).
)
$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 advance their careers by becoming Communications Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $58K.

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Popular Skills for Communications Analyst


Communications Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Analyst

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Communications Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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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