Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary (United States)

Around three-quarters of Entry-Level Communications Managers are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $48,050 annually. Overall cash earnings stretch from $34,262 to $70,143; the final number can encompass upwards of $9,616 each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 79 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary (?
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$34,262 - $70,143
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MEDIAN: $47,921
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Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary (?
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$10.62 - $24.99
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,262 - $70,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,616  
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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$33,778 - $71,389  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $24.99  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,616  
   
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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$33,778 - $71,389  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay Difference By Location

Charlotte
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Houston
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National Average
$48,000
Denver
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Louisville
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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Communications Managers in Charlotte enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Dallas, San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, where Entry-Level Communications Managers annually earn 23 percent, 13 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (-8 percent) and Denver (-6 percent).

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Communications Manager Salaries

Marketing Management
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Web Content Management
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Editing
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Media / Public Relations
0%
National Average
$48,000
Project Management
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HTML
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Copywriting
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
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Adobe Photoshop
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Microsoft Excel
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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