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Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

Slightly less than two-thirds of Communications Coordinators report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $39K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Communications Coordinators spread between $28K and $53K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The vast majority of Communications Coordinators (84 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Communications Coordinators is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 925
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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  
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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Though some Communications Coordinators move into positions like Marketing Director (where the average salary is $79K), this progression is not the norm. The most common next step for a Communications Coordinator is to become a Communications Manager or a Communications Specialist. The former position pays an additional $19K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinators seem to exploit 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 familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. Communications Coordinators bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Communications Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $47K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a solid majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Communications Coordinators, 15 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, Houston, Washington, and New York, top-paying markets where Communications Coordinators rake in more than the national norm (+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. Chicago and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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
0%
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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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 334 votes.

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%