Entry-Level Communications Director Salary

Entry-Level Communications Directors can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Communications Directors. Most Entry-Level Communications Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,853 - $73,554
$31K
$46K
$74K
MEDIAN: $46,136
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$10.08 - $24.81
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MEDIAN: $17.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,853 - $73,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$30,030 - $74,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $24.81  
   
Overtime
$20.11 - $33.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
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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$30,030 - $74,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,121

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For Entry-Level Communications Directors, Washington provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Communications Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), New York (+15 percent), Sacramento (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

Communications Director Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Communications Director

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲19%

Social Media Optimization
▲12%

Corporate Communications
▲6%


Microsoft Word
▲2%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Project Management
▼1%

Strategic Marketing
▼1%


Social Media Marketing
▼5%

Web Content Management
▼7%

Advertising
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Web Marketing
▼9%

Graphic Design
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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