Director, Community Relations Salary

For Directors of Community Relations, yearly average wages total $59K annually. In the world of Directors of Community Relations, overall cash earnings stretch from $38K near the bottom to $96K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $23K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $10K, along with commissions approaching $19K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by experience level and the individual firm. There are far more female Directors of Community Relations who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Most Directors of Community Relations report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,824 - $92,765
$40K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $58,632
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$12.22 - $25.98
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MEDIAN: $17.45
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$0$95K
Salary $39,824 - $92,765
Bonus $484.79 - $23,394
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
Commission $1,984 - $19,392
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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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$37,965 - $95,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.22 - $25.98
Overtime $21.50
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $484.79 - $23,394
Commission $1,984 - $19,392
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
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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$37,965 - $95,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Director, Community Relations

A director of community relations is a position within a company responsible for supporting the organization's mission, vision, and values by facilitating the projects related to a commitment to community relations. Skills this kind of director must have include excellent problem solving and the ability to communicate effectively. This person is expected to exemplify accountability and leadership to workers and to provide a positive public image since the role of a director of community relations is focused on maintaining a positive relationship with the company's community. The tasks of a director of community relations include communications, management, and financial issues. Additionally, a director of community relations works with other employees and members of the community in organizing special events and fundraisers. Resolving problems between companies or individual employees is also often required.

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Director, Community Relations Tasks

  • Plan and carry out events and educational activities which increase the visibility of the organization in the community.
  • Direct an organization's interactions with the surrounding community and its marketing strategies.
  • Serve as a representative for the organization at community meetings and forums.
  • Manage the community relations budget, allocating funds for different programs and outreaches.

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Directors of Community Relations' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Director. The average Executive Director brings home $75K per year.

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Popular Skills for Director, Community Relations


Survey results imply that Directors of Community Relations put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Community Outreach / Activism, Media / Public Relations, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Social Media Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Public Speaking and Fundraising also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Marketing Communications also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Community Relations

Pay by Experience for a Director, Community Relations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Community Relations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Community Relations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Director, Community Relations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 136 salaries. A Director, Community Relations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,067

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 58 percent, Directors of Community Relations in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Community Relations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+47 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), Tampa (+21 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). In Portland, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (18 percent lower) and Dallas (14 percent lower).

Director, Community Relations Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Community Relations?

Director, Community Relations in Miami:
"Flexibility, Politics, Management."
Pros: Flexibility, networking opportunities, opportunities for continued education, policy updates, trainings.
Cons: Office culture, removed from engaging the community, mono focused agenda.

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Key Stats for Director, Community Relations

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Director, Community Relations Salaries

▲27%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$59,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Director, Community Relations Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲8%


Media / Public Relations
▼0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼0%

National Average
$59,000



▼9%

▼11%

Public Speaking
▼26%

Social Media Marketing
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%
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