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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 earnings of Communications Coordinators range from $29K on the low end to $53K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $3K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Communications Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Communications Coordinators (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,429 - $55,039
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,707
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$11.78 - $21.40
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
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
$30,429 - $55,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,750  
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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$28,558 - $53,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $32.16  
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 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,750  
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).
)
$28,558 - $53,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320

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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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For Communications Coordinators, progressing to a Marketing Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Marketing Director can earn $79K annually. Communications Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Communications Managers or Communications Specialists. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing. The majority of those who know Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing and Web Content Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Communications Coordinators make a median 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 $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Communications Coordinators, 18 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries




Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

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 2%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 291 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

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%