Marketing Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

Just under two-thirds of Marketing Communications Coordinators report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $40,334 per year on average. Pay starts at $29,858 and can approach $54,565 per year on the higher side. Overall incomes of Marketing Communications Coordinators generally bottom out at around $29,858 and peak near $54,565; the final number can include upwards of $4,500 each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Marketing Communications Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Marketing Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$30,636 - $54,142
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MEDIAN: $40,820
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Marketing Communications Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.10 - $22.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,636 - $54,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $4,034  
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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$29,858 - $54,565  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 712
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $4,034  
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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$29,858 - $54,565  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Marketing Communications Coordinator

Marketing communications coordinators use a number of methods of mass communication to maximize positive visibility and recognition for their company and its products. Depending on the nature of the business, this may involve some of many forms of communication, such as the Internet, television, print ads, and radio, with Web visibility fast becoming the biggest focus for many companies.
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Marketing Communications Coordinator Tasks
  • Research, maintain and report on marketing data to aid management in determining marketing direction.
  • Assist in creating materials used for proposals, correspondence and presentation materials and reports.
  • Support marketing day-to-day operations including media campaigns, promotions and projects.
  • Arrange and coordinate special events, projects and mailings.

Common Career Paths for Marketing Communications Coordinator

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Marketing Communications Coordinators' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Marketing Director may get paid an extra $38K per year. Career advancement for Marketing Communications Coordinators often leads to becoming Marketing Communications Managers or Marketing Managers, where they can earn $21K or $19,350 more per year.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Coordinator

Marketing Communications Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Marketing Administration, Project Management, Advertising, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 8 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, and Media / Public Relations. Most people who know Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing, Project Management, and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Communications Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Marketing Communications Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $38K, which grows to $44K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $48K after one to two decades. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Marketing Communications Coordinators earning an average of $51K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 11 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. A solid majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Washington
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$40,000
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Cleveland
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For Marketing Communications Coordinators, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Marketing Communications Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Cleveland (-9 percent and -8 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Marketing Communications Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Coordinator Salaries

Marketing Administration
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Event Planning
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Advertising
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Graphic Design
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$40,000
Email Marketing
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Web Content Management
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Web Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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