The average pay for a Director of Communications in Chicago, Illinois is $68,146 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning, Strategic Marketing, Project Management, and Social Media Marketing.

$50,565 - $126,378
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MEDIAN: $68,146
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$50,565 - $126,378  
   
Bonus
$200.33 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$7,300  
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$55,562 - $144,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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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.

Key Stats for Director of Communications

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
044
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%


National Average
$72,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 39%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 29%

Project Management
up arrow 21%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%


National Average
$72,000

Corporate Communications
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%


Web Content Management
up arrow 8%

Marketing Management
up arrow 20%

Graphic Design
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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