A Communications Manager in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,688 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$41,217 - $94,277
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,687
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Salary
$41,217 - $94,277  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$41,667 - $99,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Experience Affects Communications Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%


National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 34%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 34%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$62,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Event Management
up arrow 9%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
52%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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