Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Total cash earnings of Communications Coordinators range from $29K on the low end to $54K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $3K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Female Communications Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of Communications Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,469 - $55,128
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,941
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$11.92 - $21.60
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$12
$16
$22
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
$30,469 - $55,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,093  
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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$28,611 - $53,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,092
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $21.60  
   
Overtime
$12.80 - $32.37  
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 - $3,093  
   
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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$28,611 - $53,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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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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At the upper end, Communications Coordinators who move into a Marketing Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Marketing Directors is a much higher $79K per year. When Communications Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Communications Managers or Communications Specialists. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $6K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Survey takers working as Communications Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. 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 10 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Communications Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Austin and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 8 percent less, 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%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
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 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
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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