Late-Career Director of Communications Salary

Late-Career Directors of Communications take home approximately $91K annually on average. The majority of Late-Career Directors of Communications claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Late-Career Directors of Communications survey respondents are women (72 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,969 - $148,082
MEDIAN: $90,602

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Salary $59,969 - $148,082
Bonus $961 - $34,738
Profit Sharing $3,052
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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).
$59,644 - $162,209
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,703

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

Surpassing the national average by 155 percent, Late-Career Directors of Communications in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Late-Career Directors of Communications can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+33 percent), Washington (+31 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Director of Communications


72 %
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Technical Writing

Strategic Planning

Project Management

Media / Public Relations

National Average


People Management

Marketing Communications

Social Media Marketing

Marketing Management

Strategic Marketing

Graphic Design

Web Content Management

Web Marketing

Web Development

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


72 %
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%