Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Median pay for Marketing Communications Managers in the United States is around $63K per year. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Marketing Communications Managers spread between $40K and $97K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,403 - $94,151
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$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $63,470
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$12.19 - $37.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,403 - $94,151  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $10,640  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,877  
Commission
$1,700  
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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$40,220 - $97,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $37.35  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $57.05  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$295.90 - $10,640  
   
Commission
$1,700  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,877  
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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$40,220 - $97,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Marketing Communications Manager

Marketing communications managers oversee marketing for businesses or brands and focus on brand awareness. One of their biggest goals is to gain and maintain a good customer base, focusing on customer retention and satisfaction. A marketing communications manager also develops and implements marketing strategies and advertising. Effective marketing involves staying up to date and knowledgeable about new technology and methods of advertising. They must also know their customer demographics and target audience, and they must know how to attend to them and deliver the company’s message in the most effective, efficient way possible.

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Marketing Communications Manager Tasks

  • Act as a liaison between outside vendors and management.
  • Guide and support management in marketing planning and public relation strategies to ensure alignment with objectives.
  • Manage marketing communication initiatives; internal and external communications and special events promotions.
  • Monitor advertising trends and budgets.

Common Career Paths for Marketing Communications Manager


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There are some Marketing Communications Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Marketing VPs, where earnings are an average $149K annually. Career advancement for the typical Marketing Communications Manager often leads to becoming a Marketing Communications Director or a Marketing Director; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Project Management, and Branding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Web Content Management. Competency in Branding frequently indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Communications Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Marketing Communications Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marketing Communications Managers make a median salary of $76K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,736

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Marketing Communications Managers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and San Diego (8 percent less).

Marketing Communications Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Marketing Communications Manager?

Marketing Communications Manager in Newark:
"It's A Direct Communication Between Business And Referrals."
Pros: Everything, love that I work in the field so I can directly effect outcomes but I am critical in this piece of the business as well.
Cons: Being pulled too many ways constantly, coordination of efforts and ideas. Lack of organization is challenging.

Marketing Communications Manager in Houston:
"Extreme Boredom Highlighted By Extremely Intense Days."
Pros: I like that its a small company and that I know everyone and there's not a lot of corporate bureaucracy. I like that we have casual attire and have half days on Friday. I like that I get to travel on the company dime and I get to spend sometime away from my desk.
Cons: I don't like that I'm the only person in my department. I don't like that my boss is a horrible micro manager sometimes and other times could careless. I don't like that I'm put in awkward situations between what the CEO is telling me to do and what I know we should, he's a part owner of the company. I don't like that I'm required to set up displays at conferences when no one else that actually works the show has to do that.

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Key Stats for Marketing Communications Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

▲24%

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$64,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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