Communications Officer with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

The average pay for a Communications Officer with Media / Public Relations skills is $58,071 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$38,866 - $82,047
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,071
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50%
90%

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$14.41 - $25.70
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,866 - $82,047  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$36,676 - $81,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$25.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$36,676 - $81,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 $48,000 based on 40 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 $64,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Communications Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 18 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 $62,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,029

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Key Stats for Communications Officer

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Communications Officer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
$53,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%