Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Total cash compensation to Communications Coordinators bottoms out near $29K and approaches $54K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Communications Coordinators. The vast majority (83 percent) of Communications Coordinators who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,443 - $55,069
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$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,903
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$11.89 - $21.60
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,443 - $55,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,101  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$28,514 - $53,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $21.60  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $32.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$28,514 - $53,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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 go on to become Marketing Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Marketing Directors is $79K annually. It is quite typical for Communications Coordinators to transition into roles as Communications Managers or Communications Specialists, where reported median earnings are $19K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed in Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

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


Communications Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. For Communications Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Communications Coordinators, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries



Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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