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Communications Director Salary

A Communications Director earns an average salary of $62,519 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications and Editing.

$37,388 - $116,254
(Median)
$37K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,519
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$12.71 - $39.73
(Median)
$13
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,388 - $116,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,537  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $10,850  
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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$36,253 - $120,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,016
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $10,850  
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).
)
$36,253 - $120,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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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What is it like working as a Communications Director?

Communications Director in Austin:
Pros: My work is my passion; I love public relations and campaign work; attending and holding and planning events and press conferences; engaging the media and public and working with constituents. Understanding policy, working with legislation and stakeholders.
Cons: I am underpaid, underappreciated and overworked. My room aka my office is in an unfriendly working environment.

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Experience Affects Communications Director Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries


Editing
up arrow 17%


Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%







Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 27%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%