Director of Communications Salary

A Director of Communications earns an average salary of $72,258 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
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$43,729 - $127,784
$44K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,031
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$12.93 - $45.38
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$45
MEDIAN: $24.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,729 - $127,784  
   
Bonus
$241.44 - $25,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,989  
Commission
$11,600  
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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$42,737 - $133,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $45.38  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$241.44 - $25,121  
   
Commission
$11,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,989  
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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$42,737 - $133,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

Pay by Experience for a Director of Communications has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Communications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 339 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Communications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 495 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 563 salaries. A Director of Communications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 230 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,691

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Key Stats for Director of Communications

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

▲24%

▲21%

National Average
$74,000

▼6%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%
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