Entry-Level Communications Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Communications Assistants ; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K per year. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Entry-Level Communications Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Communications Assistants (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,164 - $44,247
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$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $35,923
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$9.98 - $20.89
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MEDIAN: $14.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,164 - $44,247  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,000  
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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$22,142 - $45,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $20.89  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$22,142 - $45,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,126

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For Entry-Level Communications Assistants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Communications Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Baltimore (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Portland Entry-Level Communications Assistants earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Detroit (10 percent lower) and Minneapolis (6 percent lower).

Key Stats for Communications Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
82%
5-9 years
6%
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Skills That Affect Communications Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲7%


Adobe Photoshop
▲4%



▲2%

Web Content Management
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$34,000



Graphic Design
▼5%

Social Media Optimization
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%