Corporate Communications Specialist Salary

Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Corporate Communications Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Corporate Communications Specialists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,414 - $76,270
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$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,586
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$15.51 - $28.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,414 - $76,270  
   
Bonus
$960 - $5,311  
Profit Sharing
$1,008  
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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$36,419 - $76,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $28.74  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $40.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$960 - $5,311  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008  
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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$36,419 - $76,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Specialist


Corporate Communications Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Social Media Marketing, Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design and Editing. Those educated in Corporate Communications tend to be well versed in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Communications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Communications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Communications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Corporate Communications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries. A Corporate Communications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Corporate Communications Specialists, 37 percent higher than the national average. Corporate Communications Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+31 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Corporate Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲15%

▲12%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲2%

National Average
$54,000




▼5%

Graphic Design
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%