Directors of Communications with Graphic Design skills take home approximately $54K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more female Directors of Communications with Graphic Design skills who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,845 - $83,289
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,362
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,845 - $83,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$2,420  
Commission
$5,404  
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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$34,956 - $85,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$25.50  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Commission
$5,404  
Profit Sharing
$2,420  
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).
)
$34,956 - $85,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.


Directors of Communications with Graphic Design skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Communications with Graphic Design skills make a median salary of $63K. Directors of Communications with Graphic Design skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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