Marketing Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

Approximately two-thirds of Marketing Communications Coordinators report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $40,334 per year on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $29,858 to $54,565 per year. Total cash compensation varies from $30,636 to $54,142; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4,500 each. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in 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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For Marketing Communications Coordinators, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Marketing Director, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $38K annually than those further down the career ladder. Marketing Communications Coordinators most often move into positions as Marketing Communications Managers or Marketing Managers, where they can expect an extra $21K or $19,350 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 skilled in Marketing Communications are similarly competent in Social Media Marketing, Project Management, and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Communications Coordinator

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Marketing Communications Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $38K range but grow to $44K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $48K after one to two decades. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Marketing Communications Coordinators encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $51K annually. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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Washington
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$40,000
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Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Marketing Communications Coordinators in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, New York, Chicago, and San Diego, where Marketing Communications Coordinators annually earn 13 percent, 13 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent more than the national average. Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Workers in Atlanta and Cleveland earn less than others in this profession; their -9 percent and -8 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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