Entry-Level Communications Director Salary

Average Entry-Level Communications Directors make around $48K per year. Most Entry-Level Communications Directors survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,647 - $75,131
$31K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,729
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$10.36 - $24.60
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MEDIAN: $18.02
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$0$75K
Salary $30,647 - $75,131
Bonus $0.00 - $7,891
Profit Sharing $814
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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$29,825 - $75,142
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 262
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.36 - $24.60
Overtime $19.46 - $33.28
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,891
Profit Sharing $814
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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$29,825 - $75,142
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,069

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Communications Directors, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent) and New York (+13 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲17%

Social Media Optimization
▲10%

Corporate Communications
▲4%


Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Event Planning
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%

Strategic Marketing
▼3%


Social Media Marketing
▼7%

Web Content Management
▼9%

Advertising
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Web Marketing
▼11%

Graphic Design
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 27%
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