The average salary for a Communications Manager is $57,109 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Communications Manager Total Pay (?
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$36,713 - $87,583
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MEDIAN: $57,109
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Communications Manager Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $40.58
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,713 - $87,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,329  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $9,390  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,156  
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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$36,231 - $91,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $40.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,329  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,156  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $9,390  
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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$36,231 - $91,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,135
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Job Description for Communications Manager
Communications managers facilitate internal and external cooperation in their companies. They may liaison with other companies, company clientele, and many departments within the organization. They work in the offices of corporations, non-profits, and small businesses to maintain their company's image.
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Communications Manager Tasks
  • Act as a liaison between outside vendors and management.
  • Guide and support management in marketing planning and public relation strategies to ensure alignment with objectives.
  • Manage marketing communication initiatives; internal and external communications and special events promotions.
  • Monitor advertising trends and budgets.
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Experience Affects Communications Manager Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries

National Average
$58,000
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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