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Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Total cash compensation for Communications Coordinators runs from $29K to $53K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Communications Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Communications Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,373 - $54,768
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,680
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$11.87 - $21.40
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$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
$30,373 - $54,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,066  
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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$28,591 - $53,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,049
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
$11.87 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$10.82 - $31.96  
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 - $3,066  
   
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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$28,591 - $53,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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 transition into a Marketing Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $79K per year. Communications Coordinators most often move into positions as Communications Managers or Communications Specialists; those groups report median salaries that are $19K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators seem to wield many 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 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

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


For Communications Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum 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


Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Communications Coordinators, 18 percent higher than the national average. Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Austin and 9 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries




Editing
up arrow 3%

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
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 281 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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