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Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Communications Manager can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Communications Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $71K. Female Entry-Level Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,453 - $70,450
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,269
10%
50%
90%

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$10.11 - $25.89
(Median)
$10
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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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
$34,453 - $70,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,655  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $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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$33,656 - $71,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
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.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $36.49  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,655  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $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).
)
$33,656 - $71,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Communications Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Charlotte offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Entry-Level Communications Managers in Louisville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Atlanta and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 13 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


Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Copywriting
up arrow 2%

HTML
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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%