Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, about two-thirds of Communications Coordinators report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $38,463 per year. Compensation starts at $27,983 and can reach $52,665 per year. Total compensation runs from $30,094 on the low end to $54,464 on the high end, depending on bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $3,018 each. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most Communications Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$30,094 - $54,464
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MEDIAN: $39,347
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Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$11.74 - $21.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,094 - $54,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,018  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $9,000  
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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$27,983 - $52,665  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 925
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$11.08 - $31.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $9,000  
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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$27,983 - $52,665  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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Job Description for Communications Coordinator

Communications coordinators handle an organizations' marketing communications inside and outside the business. One of their main responsibilities is to maintain a business' reputation with employees and with the general public outside the company. They often work closely with the communications manager to creative and execute projects, create marketing publications, coordinate events, and maintain guidelines set by the company.
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Communications Coordinator Tasks
  • Design effective and innovative communication copy and materials, including new modes of electronic communication.
  • Support creation and execution of employee communication campaigns.
  • Assist in production of employee communication newsletter.

Common Career Paths for Communications Coordinator

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Communications Coordinators who advance into the role of a Marketing Director—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $40K per year. It is quite typical for Communications Coordinators to transition into roles as Communications Managers or Communications Specialists, where expected earnings are an additional $19,190 or $5,842 per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 8 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well-versed in Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Communications Coordinators can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Beginning workers can expect to earn $37K starting out, which grows to $42K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $44K. Communications Coordinators experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $47K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$38,000
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For Communications Coordinators, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include San Francisco, Houston, Washington, and New York, top-paying cities where Communications Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+13 percent, +11 percent, +11 percent, and +11 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Atlanta (-9 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries

Adobe InDesign
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Marketing Administration
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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Powerpoint
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Web Content Management
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National Average
$38,000
Graphic Design
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Social Media Marketing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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