Corporate Communications Specialist Salary

Median pay for Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Corporate Communications Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Communications Specialists. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,139 - $74,376
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,781
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$10.30 - $44.10
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$19
$44
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,139 - $74,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,052  
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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$35,300 - $77,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $44.10  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $64.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,052  
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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$35,300 - $77,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Corporate Communications Specialist

A corporate communications specialist works for a large company to create content and communications internally and for the public. This includes developing and executing ideas for company e-mails, instructional videos, media presentations, and other internal company communications. The corporate communications specialist also works to project a positive image of their organization with the public. They work with management to determine organizational needs and whether or not certain communications are effective.

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Corporate Communications Specialist Tasks

  • Lead internal event management and execution.
  • Draft and distribute email, marketing materials, and social media content.
  • Monitor and update public-facing content, including physical documents and online information.
  • Apply and revise corporate designs, logos, layouts, and branding.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Specialist


Survey results show that Corporate Communications Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Editing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing. Most people experienced in Corporate Communications also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Corporate Communications Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Corporate Communications Specialists bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 4%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
0%

Editing
0%

National Average
$54,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%
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