Corporate Communications Specialist Salary

Corporate Communications Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women account for the majority of Corporate Communications Specialists who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,501 - $74,718
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$38K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,938
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$15.00 - $40.00
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,501 - $74,718  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $7,035  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$35,831 - $78,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$22.49 - $53.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.96 - $7,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$35,831 - $78,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 suggest that Corporate Communications Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. Those educated in Corporate Communications tend to be well versed in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 3%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Editing
0%

National Average
$54,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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