Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

For Entry-Level Communications Managers, yearly average wages total $48K annually. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Communications Managers range from $34K on the low end to $71K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Communications Managers making up 78 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,481 - $70,502
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,045
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$10.26 - $27.93
(Median)
$10
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$34,481 - $70,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,226  
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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$33,747 - $71,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $27.93  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $35.76  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,226  
   
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).
)
$33,747 - $71,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Communications Managers, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (12 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

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


Oral / Verbal Communication
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Editing
0%

National Average
$48,000

Media / Public Relations
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Web Content Management
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Project Management
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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