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Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Communications Managers come in at around $48K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Communications Managers can bottom out near $34K or peak near $72K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Communications Managers making up 79 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$34,412 - $70,383
(Median)
34K
48K
60K
70K
MEDIAN: $47,939
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$10.39 - $25.20
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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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
Salary
$34,412 - $70,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,552  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$33,879 - $71,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 956
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $38.00  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,552  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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).
)
$33,879 - $71,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Communications Managers, Charlotte provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Louisville. Boston and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Communications Manager Salaries


Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$48,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Graphic Design
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%