Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $47,105 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$38,067 - $66,204
$38K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,105
10%
50%
90%

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$17.35 - $23.61
$20
MEDIAN: $20.24
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,067 - $66,204  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$37,081 - $70,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$20.24  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
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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$37,081 - $70,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

▲20%

National Average
$47,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲6%


Web Content Management
▲2%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼3%


Microsoft Office
▼5%

Adobe Photoshop
▼6%

Adobe Illustrator
▼6%

Editing
▼7%

Social Media Marketing
▼8%

Media / Public Relations
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

HTML
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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