The average pay for a Communications Specialist in Seattle, Washington is $53,706 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Microsoft Office, Corporate Communications, and Media / Public Relations.

$37,373 - $77,714
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MEDIAN: $53,706
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$13.40 - $29.09
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,373 - $77,714  
   
Bonus
$1,749 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,920  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$34,478 - $81,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$33.16  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,749 - $5,500  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,920  
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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$34,478 - $81,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%


National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 44%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 15%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 12%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 8%

Copywriting
up arrow 6%

Web Content Management
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Editing
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 11%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 18%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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