It's impossible to make it big as a Communications Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. Cash earnings for Communications Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $56K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Communications Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Communications Coordinators who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,871 - $57,549
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,648
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$12.15 - $23.75
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MEDIAN: $17.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,871 - $57,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,696  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,064  
Total Pay (?
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$29,296 - $55,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,036
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $23.75  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $36.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,064  
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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$29,296 - $55,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 transition into a Marketing Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. Typical career progression for a Communications Coordinator involves becoming a Communications Manager or a Communications Specialist, roles that pay $19K more and $5K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Survey results imply that Communications Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Corporate Communications, Event Planning, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Communications Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. Communications Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $51K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,940

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

For Communications Coordinators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (4 percent lower) and Atlanta (3 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 216 votes.
061
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




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries





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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Web Content Management
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Copywriting
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Graphic Design
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National Average
$40,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 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: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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