Director of Communications Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Director of Communications is $68,321 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.
Director of Communications Total Pay (?
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$40,088 - $123,730
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MEDIAN: $68,321
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Director of Communications Total Pay (?
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$12.12 - $49.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,088 - $123,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,011  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $20,134  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
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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$39,517 - $130,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $49.00  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $45.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,011  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $20,134  
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).
)
$39,517 - $130,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,384
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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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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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Web Development
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Marketing Management
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$68,000
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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