The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $47,557 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$38,866 - $66,711
$39K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,557
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$18.67 - $24.02
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Salary
$38,866 - $66,711  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
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$38,465 - $72,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$20.65  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
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$38,465 - $72,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 21%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 1%

Web Content Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Copywriting
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%

Editing
up arrow 8%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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