Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Corporate Communications Specialists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Corporate Communications Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,841 - $76,939
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,841 - $76,939  
   
Bonus
$974 - $9,635  
Total Pay (?
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$36,989 - $77,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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
$974 - $9,635  
   
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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$36,989 - $77,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Editing, Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Corporate Communications are also skilled in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Specialist

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


For Corporate Communications Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. Corporate Communications Specialists see a median salary of $62K after reaching 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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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
61%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

National Average
$54,000



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Social Media Marketing
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Graphic Design
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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
61%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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