Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. In the world of Communications Coordinators, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $54K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Communications Coordinators who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Communications Coordinators. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,821 - $56,033
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,170
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$12.08 - $21.69
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,821 - $56,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,447  
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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$29,132 - $54,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $21.69  
   
Overtime
$13.64 - $33.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,447  
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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$29,132 - $54,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Marketing Director. The average Marketing Director brings home $80K 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 $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Survey results imply that Communications Coordinators deploy a deep pool 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 8 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 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Communications Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. Communications Coordinators see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,206

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

For Communications Coordinators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Atlanta and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Communications Coordinator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries



Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$39,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

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
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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