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Communications Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Communications Manager in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,637 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$37,765 - $93,070
MEDIAN: $59,637

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$37,765 - $93,070  
$0.00 - $13,702  
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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).
$38,178 - $102,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Experience Affects Communications Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

up arrow 44%

National Average

up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Communications Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 31%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 25%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

Web Content Management
up arrow 3%

National Average

up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 12%

up arrow 12%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 13%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%