Corporate Communications Specialist Salary

Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corporate Communications Specialists. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Corporate Communications Specialists are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,345 - $74,472

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$10.30 - $44.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,345 - $74,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,035  
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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$35,338 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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 - $7,035  
   
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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$35,338 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Corporate Communications Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Editing, 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 Social Media Marketing. Most people skilled in Corporate Communications are similarly competent 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. For Corporate Communications Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $70K on average.

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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%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%
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