Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Communications Manager can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Communications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $72K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Communications Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,635 - $71,053

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$10.27 - $29.23

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,635 - $71,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,351  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,463  
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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$33,953 - $71,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,067
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,463  
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).
)
$33,953 - $71,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent), Charlotte (+10 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Louisville and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Communications Manager Salaries


Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$48,000

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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