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Communications Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Communications Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. In the world of Communications Coordinators, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $53K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and career length 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. The vast majority of Communications Coordinators (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,418 - $54,882
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,757
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$11.89 - $21.67
(Median)
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$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
$30,418 - $54,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,079  
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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$28,586 - $53,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,057
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$10.90 - $31.93  
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 - $3,079  
   
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).
)
$28,586 - $53,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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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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As Communications Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Marketing Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Marketing Directors earn $79K on average per year. A common career progression for a Communications Coordinator is to become a Communications Manager or a Communications Specialist. Compared to Communications Coordinators, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators report using a large range of 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 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Those proficient in Marketing Communications are, more often than not, also skilled in Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Communications Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. For Communications Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. 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


For those looking to make money, Communications Coordinators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Austin and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 8 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 Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

HTML
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 272 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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