Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, slightly less than two-thirds of Communications Coordinators have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $38,463 per year. Pay starts at $27,983 and can approach $52,665 per year on the higher side. The range in cash compensation to Communications Coordinators ($27,983 to $52,665) includes potential earnings of $3,018 each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Communications Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$30,094 - $54,464
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MEDIAN: $39,347
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Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$11.74 - $21.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,094 - $54,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,018  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,983 - $52,665  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 925
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$11.08 - $31.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $9,000  
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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$27,983 - $52,665  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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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Though some Communications Coordinators move into positions like Marketing Director (where salaries climb a respectable $40K), this progression is not the norm. When Communications Coordinators are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Communications Managers or Communications Specialists, where they can expect an additional $19,190 or $5,842 per year.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 8 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Marketing Communications are, more often than not, also skilled in Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Web Content Management.

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 is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $37K, increasing to $42K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $44K after 10 to 20 years. Though minimal, Communications Coordinators continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $47K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—the greater part of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Communications Coordinators, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, Houston, Washington, and New York, top-paying markets where Communications Coordinators rake in more than the national norm (+13 percent, +11 percent, +11 percent, and +11 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Atlanta (-9 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries

Adobe InDesign
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Marketing Administration
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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Powerpoint
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Web Content Management
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National Average
$38,000
Graphic Design
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Social Media Marketing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%
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