Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Corporate Communications Specialists (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Communications Specialists. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,313 - $73,214
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$37K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,032
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$14.79 - $30.16
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,313 - $73,214  
   
Bonus
$960 - $6,128  
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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$35,896 - $73,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$960 - $6,128  
   
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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$35,896 - $73,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 Editing, Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Corporate Communications Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. On average, Corporate Communications Specialists make $62K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Corporate Communications Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $70K.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Editing
up arrow 2%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$52,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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