Commissions form a big slice (nearly one in three) of total compensation for Entry-Level Communications Directors. The median income in this area hovers around $44K. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Communications Directors is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,116 - $71,094
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $44,745
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$10.06 - $24.90
(Median)
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,116 - $71,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$2,710  
Commission
$14,000  
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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$30,394 - $72,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$26.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Commission
$14,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,710  
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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$30,394 - $72,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,316

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For Entry-Level Communications Directors, Washington provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Communications Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), New York (+18 percent), Sacramento (+7 percent), and Seattle (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

Communications Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Communications Director in Los Angeles:
"Keep The Vision Clear."
At times we all have to do things that might seem absurd or not apart of your job description, just remember to remain flexible and never expect to show up at work with the mindset that you're not going to to have to do any. Know why you're doing it and what you're going for. Keep that vision clear and those hard days will make sense.

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Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 22%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 18%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%

Strategic Marketing
0%

National Average
$44,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Web Content Management
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Web Marketing
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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