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Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K per year on average. Cash earnings for Communications Coordinators — including $3K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $53K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Communications Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$30,073 - $54,713
(Median)
30K
39K
46K
55K
MEDIAN: $39,371
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$11.80 - $21.16
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,073 - $54,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,063  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $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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$28,098 - $52,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 964
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$13.03 - $32.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $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).
)
$28,098 - $52,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
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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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For Communications Coordinators, career progression to a Marketing Director role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Marketing Director, an upper-level role, can earn $79K annually. 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. Most people skilled in Marketing Communications are similarly competent 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.


Communications Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Communications Coordinators make a median salary of $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $47K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Communications Coordinators, 14 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). In Austin, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (9 percent lower) and Indianapolis (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries




Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Marketing Administration
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%