Communications Officer Salary (United States)

A Communications Officer earns an average salary of $50,141 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Communications Officer Salary (?
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$30,580 - $80,776
(Median)
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64K
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MEDIAN: $50,140
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Communications Officer Salary (?
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$10.05 - $22.22
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,580 - $80,776  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$28,235 - $76,578  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $22.22  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$28,235 - $76,578  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.

Common Career Paths for Communications Officer

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Officer

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$46,000
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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Communications Officer Salaries

up arrow 5%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
National Average
$46,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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