Communications Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Communications Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Total incomes of Communications Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $54K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Communications Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Communications Coordinators. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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As Communications Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Marketing Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Marketing Directors earn $80K on average per year. When Communications Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Communications Managers or Communications Specialists. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $5K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing. Those proficient in Marketing Communications are, more often than not, also skilled 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. For Communications Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,206

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

For those looking to make money, Communications Coordinators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above 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). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Atlanta and 8 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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What is it like working as a Communications Coordinator?

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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