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.
|Salary||$33,963 - $91,325|
|Bonus||$996 - $10,256|
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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).)
|$30,314 - $84,269|
|Hourly Rate||$12.90 - $24.97|
|Overtime||$21.42 - $37.48|
|Bonus||$996 - $10,256|
|Total Pay (||$30,314 - $84,269|
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.Read More...
The communications officer may conduct a wide range of duties in their day-to-day work from preparing brochures and public relation materials to conducting press conferences to working with media contacts. In all activities, their general purpose is to keep interior and exterior entities informed of the organization’s news and progress. A wide variety of organizations require communications officers in some capacity, such as government organizations, schools, research facilities, charities, and many large-scale organizations.
An academic and/or professional background in communications, journalism, or a related field is generally required for this role. A good communications officer must know how to convey a message in language that is clear, concise, and convincing. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
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
Pay by Experience for a Communications Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Communications Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 66 salaries. A Communications Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries.
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