Entry-Level Director of Communications Salary

An Entry-Level Director of Communications earns an average salary of $52,082 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, and Project Management.

$34,971 - $82,693
$35K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,082
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$12.16 - $30.64
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$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,971 - $82,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$18,300  
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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$33,996 - $83,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
   
Commission
$18,300  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
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$33,996 - $83,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Director of Communications Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Communications in New York:
"Keep Going."
Keep learning; keep honing your skills. Be open to what more seasoned staff know and be mindful that you, too, will one day be a seasoned communicator and will have wisdom to impart to new crop.

Director of Communications in San Diego:
"More internships."
I wish I interned at multiple companies to get a better feel of what I like to do before I had to learn it while support myself at a full time career. It would also allow for a better understanding of how different companies function and would allow you to apply this to the career you decide to choose.

Key Stats for Director of Communications

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
35%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲15%

Corporate Communications
▲11%

Project Management
▲11%

People Management
▲8%

Media / Public Relations
▲4%

National Average
$52,000

Marketing Management
▼1%


Strategic Marketing
▼3%

Technical Writing
▼3%

Web Content Management
▼5%

Social Media Marketing
▼6%

Editing
▼7%

Web Marketing
▼11%

Web Development
▼12%

Graphic Design
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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