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Director of Communications Salary

The average salary for a Director of Communications is $69,076 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$40,354 - $123,367
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MEDIAN: $69,075
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$12.14 - $45.25
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$40,354 - $123,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,824  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $22,669  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
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$39,896 - $130,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
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Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $45.25  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $45.55  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,824  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $22,669  
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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$39,896 - $130,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Director of Communications

Communications directors are responsible for the communicating a positive image of a company to the public. They often advise executives on public relations and how to effectively communicate the company’s message. Communications directors can work in any field, including nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

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Director of Communications Tasks

  • Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
  • Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.
  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

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

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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries




Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Marketing Management
0%

National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%



up arrow 13%




Event Planning
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%