Communications Coordinator Salary

Pay for Communications Coordinators in the United States is very modest at just $41K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Communications Coordinators can bottom out near $29K or peak near $56K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Communications Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Communications Coordinators who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,902 - $57,380
$31K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,637
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$12.28 - $23.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,902 - $57,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,726  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
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$29,454 - $55,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 997
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $23.94  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $36.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,726  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,020  
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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$29,454 - $55,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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

  • Assist in production of employee communication newsletter.
  • Support creation and execution of employee communication campaigns.
  • Design effective and innovative communication copy and materials, including new modes of electronic communication.

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 $80K annually. 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 $5K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Corporate Communications, Event Planning, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Media / Public Relations also know Marketing Communications.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Communications Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,953

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Communications Coordinators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis and Austin (4 percent lower).

Communications Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Communications Coordinator?

Communications Coordinator in Broomall:
`"$Office condition is good and management is good."`
Pros: I like my boss and the people I work with. I also like the duties I perform.
Cons: I dont like the heath insurance that is offered and also that you have to accrue time off for vacation and sick time.

Communications Coordinator in Omaha:
`"$Great opportunity."`
Pros: Dealing with people, creating campaigns and marketing. Managing daily social media. Providing assistance to people on a regular basis.
Cons: Low wages, no health benefits.

Communications Coordinator in Omaha:
`"$Great opportunity."`
Pros: Dealing with people, creating campaigns and marketing. Managing daily social media. Providing assistance to people on a regular basis.
Cons: Low wages, no health benefits.

Communications Coordinator in Phoenix:
`"$Work flexibility, and you get to make a difference."`
Pros: The work you do has a positive impact in the community.
Cons: Salary compensation is low.

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Key Stats for Communications Coordinator

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries

▲30%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries




▲1%


▲1%

Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
▼0%

National Average
$40,000








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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