Communications Officer Salary

A Communications Officer earns an average salary of $49,315 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Corporate Communications and Web Content Management.

$32,338 - $80,924
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,314
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$9.95 - $22.87
(Median)
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,338 - $80,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
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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$28,812 - $76,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $22.87  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $35.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
   
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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$28,812 - $76,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Communications Officer

A communications officer is responsible for establishing and facilitating internal and external communication to maintain a positive perception of their organization. Their responsibilities may include the internal dissemination of company materials, memos, and other information; they may also work on tasks such as public relations, monitoring or writing website content, maintaining mailing lists and any material sent through such lists, maintaining an updated list of media contacts, and writing public statements.

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Communications Officer Tasks

  • Enters communications information into computer database or log; updates all information as new information is received.
  • Receive, coordinate and direct radio, telephone and other communications; dispatch appropriate emergency and non-emergency responders.

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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Communications Officer Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 11%

Web Content Management
up arrow 10%


up arrow 6%



Graphic Design
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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