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Corporate Communications Specialist Salary (United States)

The average Corporate Communications Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Corporate Communications Specialists (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Corporate Communications Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Corporate Communications Specialist Salary (?
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$36,980 - $73,711
(Median)
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53K
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74K
MEDIAN: $53,158
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Corporate Communications Specialist Salary (?
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$10.30 - $44.10
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,980 - $73,711  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $6,952  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $3,025  
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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$35,017 - $76,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $44.10  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $66.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$198.66 - $6,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $3,025  
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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$35,017 - $76,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Social Media Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Communications Specialists make a median salary of $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $70K.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Specialist Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%