Entry-Level Communications Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Communications Assistants can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. For the most part, Entry-Level Communications Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Communications Assistants (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,211 - $44,631
$28K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,909
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$10.11 - $21.12
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MEDIAN: $14.52
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$0$45K
Salary $28,211 - $44,631
Bonus $100.00 - $5,057
Total Pay (?
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$22,809 - $45,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $21.12
Overtime $17.06 - $39.43
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $100.00 - $5,057
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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$22,809 - $45,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,534

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Entry-Level Communications Assistants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Entry-Level Communications Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), Baltimore (+17 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Entry-Level Communications Assistants in Portland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Detroit and 7 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Communications Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
82%
5-9 years
5%
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Skills That Affect Communications Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲5%


Adobe Photoshop
▲3%



▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Web Content Management
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%



Graphic Design
▼6%

Social Media Optimization
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 31%
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