Communications Officer Salary

A Communications Officer earns an average salary of $53,233 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing, and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$33,963 - $91,325
$34K
$53K
$91K
MEDIAN: $53,233
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$12.90 - $24.97
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MEDIAN: $16.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,963 - $91,325  
   
Bonus
$996 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$30,314 - $84,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$21.42 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$996 - $10,256  
   
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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$30,314 - $84,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,347

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Key Stats for Communications Officer

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries

▲44%

▲28%

▲13%

National Average
$49,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Communications Officer Salaries

Corporate Communications
▲38%



Project Management
▲16%

▲9%


National Average
$49,000

Web Content Management
▼2%

Graphic Design
▼16%

Customer Service
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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