Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

For Entry-Level Communications Managers, annual average wages total $48K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Communications Managers can bottom out near $34K or peak near $71K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Communications Managers is high. Female Entry-Level Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,565 - $70,278
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,017
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$10.23 - $28.26
(Median)
$10
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,565 - $70,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,135  
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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$33,894 - $71,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,049
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $28.26  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,135  
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).
)
$33,894 - $71,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Communications Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Boston, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Louisville and 10 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Communications Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Communications Manager in Minneapolis:
"Frequent, High turn over in executive management."
Every situation is different. Understand the facts before you act. Your budget is never going to be enough to do the things that you know must be done to succeed.

Communications Manager in New York:
"Life Is Too Short To Work At Something You Hate."
Enjoying what you do, is the best way to succeed in this role.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Communications Manager Salaries


Project Management
0%

Editing
0%

National Average
$48,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Graphic Design
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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