Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Final cash compensation to Communications Coordinators varies from around $29K to approximately $54K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $3K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Communications Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The majority of Communications Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,509 - $55,167

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$11.94 - $21.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,509 - $55,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,073  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$28,658 - $53,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,098
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $32.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$28,658 - $53,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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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At the upper end, Communications Coordinators who move into a Marketing Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Marketing Directors is a much higher $79K per year. Communications Coordinators most often move into positions as Communications Managers or Communications Specialists; those groups report median salaries that are $19K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinators seem to wield many 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 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Communications Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. 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 Communications Coordinators, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Employers in Austin and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Communications Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Communications Coordinator?

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%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

HTML
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 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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