Director of Communications Salary

A Director of Communications earns an average salary of $70,013 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning.
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$41,359 - $123,634
(Median)
$41K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,012
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$12.04 - $43.63
(Median)
$12
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$44
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,359 - $123,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $22,000  
Commission
$5,404  
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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$40,758 - $129,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,898
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $43.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.71 - $46.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
   
Commission
$5,404  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $22,000  
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).
)
$40,758 - $129,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,232

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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries



Strategic Marketing
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Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$70,000

People Management
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Project Management
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 311 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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