Communications Specialist in Seattle Salary

A Communications Specialist in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $52,715 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Corporate Communications. 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.

$39,207 - $75,574
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MEDIAN: $53,221
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$14.49 - $25.64
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MEDIAN: $21.66
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,207 - $75,574  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $5,207  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,578 - $75,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$33.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,500 - $5,207  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$37,578 - $75,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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
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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

▲17%

National Average
$52,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲43%

Microsoft Office
▲14%

Corporate Communications
▲10%


Adobe Photoshop
▲3%


▲1%

Web Content Management
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Graphic Design
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

Adobe InDesign
▼5%

Editing
▼10%

HTML
▼12%

Social Media Marketing
▼20%

Microsoft Excel
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 10%
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