A Communications Director earns an average salary of $61,460 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Communications Director Total Pay (?
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$36,245 - $112,872
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MEDIAN: $61,460
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Communications Director Total Pay (?
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$10.10 - $41.05
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,245 - $112,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,287  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $24,240  
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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$35,539 - $120,360  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $41.05  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $24,240  
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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$35,539 - $120,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,537
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Job Description for Communications Director
Communications directors work in a variety of fields, including private corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and more. They oversee the information and communication that comes from their companies and how the companies' messages are delivered to the public. Communications directors are also responsible for managing their companies' media and public relations. They are their companies' spokespeople and work to develop and implement plans for communicating their companies' main goals. They may hold press conferences, write up press releases, respond to journalists and reporters from TV and print media, and more.
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Communications Director Tasks
  • Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
  • Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.
  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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San Francisco
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Communications Director Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$61,000
Marketing Communications
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Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%
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