Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Communications Managers come in at around $51K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Communications Managers varies from around $35K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $6K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Communications Managers. Female Entry-Level Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,322 - $76,479
$35K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,634
10%
50%
90%

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$12.79 - $28.08
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.95
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,322 - $76,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,921  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$34,731 - $77,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $28.08  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $40.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,921  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$34,731 - $77,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,469

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

For Entry-Level Communications Managers, busy Charlotte offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Entry-Level Communications Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Communications Managers in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Louisville and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, 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 132 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 132 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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