Communications Coordinators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. Total cash compensation for Communications Coordinators runs from $29K to $56K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Geography and tenure 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. Communications Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,933 - $56,802
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,739
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$12.01 - $23.28
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$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,933 - $56,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,786  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$29,251 - $55,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $23.28  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $36.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,786  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$29,251 - $55,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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, progressing to a Marketing Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Marketing Director can earn $80K annually. 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, Microsoft Office, and Editing 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.


Communications Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Communications Coordinators make a median salary of $48K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,922

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

Home to some of the best pay for Communications Coordinators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (12 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

Communications Coordinator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries



Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

Media / Public Relations
0%

Web Content Management
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Email Marketing
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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