The average pay for a Communications Manager in Seattle, Washington is $57,394 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Media / Public Relations is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

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Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$34,858 - $103,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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$25.91  
   
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$-0.50 - $19,727  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,858 - $103,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
662,064
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 11%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%


Copywriting
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000


Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Web Content Management
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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