Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Communications Managers sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Communications Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $77K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Communications Managers is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Communications Managers making up 77 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,376 - $75,918
$35K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,814
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50%
90%

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$12.69 - $29.16
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,376 - $75,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$34,690 - $76,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 820
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$34,690 - $76,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,601

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Communications Managers, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Entry-Level Communications Managers in Indianapolis make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Louisville and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Communications Manager Advice

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

Communications Manager in Richmond:
`"$Change occurs every four years when new governor is elected."`
Set work/ life balance parameters early otherwise work will be all encompassing.

Communications Manager in Tampa:
`"$Developing your subordinates is very important."`
Understand the expectations of the task that has been assigned and have a meticulous approach to accomplishing it.

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.

Key Stats for Communications Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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