A Communications Officer earns an average salary of $51,282 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Marketing Communications, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Corporate Communications. 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.

$32,780 - $88,597
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MEDIAN: $51,282
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$12.47 - $24.93
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MEDIAN: $15.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,780 - $88,597  
   
Bonus
$990 - $10,213  
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$29,986 - $81,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $24.93  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $37.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$990 - $10,213  
   
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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$29,986 - $81,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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: $48,441

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Key Stats for Communications Officer

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Communications Officer Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 18%


Corporate Communications
up arrow 10%


up arrow 8%

Web Content Management
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National Average
$48,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 14%

Customer Service
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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