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Marketing Communications Coordinator Salary (United States)

Just under two-thirds of Marketing Communications Coordinators report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $41K per year. Total cash compensation for Marketing Communications Coordinators runs from $30K to $55K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Marketing Communications Coordinators (83 percent) are women. Most Marketing Communications Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's 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  
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  
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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At the upper end, Marketing Communications Coordinators who move into a Marketing Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Marketing Directors is $79K per year. Marketing Communications Coordinators most often move into positions as Marketing Communications Managers or Marketing Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $21K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, and Media / Public Relations. Most people experienced in 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Marketing Communications Coordinators 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 $51K. A strong majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

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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National Average
$40,000
Minneapolis
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Boston
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Cleveland
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Atlanta
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Austin
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For Marketing Communications Coordinators, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than 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). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Cleveland (8 percent lower).

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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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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 287 votes.

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%