A Communications Officer earns an average salary of $50,569 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 Marketing Communications and Project Management.

$33,335 - $83,212
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$33K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,568
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$10.79 - $24.69
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,335 - $83,212  
   
Bonus
$974 - $9,863  
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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$29,755 - $79,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $24.69  
   
Overtime
$17.65 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$974 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$29,755 - $79,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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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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: $48,193

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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Communications Officer Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 19%


up arrow 7%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 6%


Web Content Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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