A Communications Specialist in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $56,109 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications, Microsoft Office, Copywriting, and Media / Public Relations. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,849 - $78,294
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,109
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.28 - $29.36
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

Local Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,849 - $78,294  
   
Bonus
$1,740 - $5,518  
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).
)
$35,752 - $82,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$28.65  
Local Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,740 - $5,518  
   
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).
)
$35,752 - $82,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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%

Public Relations (PR) Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Copywriting
up arrow 13%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 10%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 9%

Web Content Management
up arrow 8%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 14%

HTML
up arrow 15%

Graphic Design
up arrow 19%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT