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Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Marketing Communications Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $62K per year. Pay generally varies between $40K and $97K per year. In the world of Marketing Communications Managers, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $97K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,946 - $92,101
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,159
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$13.78 - $45.15
(Median)
$14
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,946 - $92,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
Profit Sharing
$456.15 - $7,891  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
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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$40,325 - $97,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$456.15 - $7,891  
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).
)
$40,325 - $97,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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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While Marketing Communications Managers do not often become Marketing VPs, the job pays $148K per year on average. A common career progression for a Marketing Communications Manager is to become a Marketing Communications Director or a Marketing Director. Compared to Marketing Communications Managers, the first group earns $10K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Manager


Marketing Communications Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Branding, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Marketing Administration. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Marketing Management, Media / Public Relations, and Branding.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Marketing Communications Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Marketing Communications Managers, 23 percent higher than the national average. Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Baltimore Marketing Communications Managers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (8 percent less) and Atlanta (6 percent less).

Marketing Communications Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Marketing Communications Manager Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries




Project Management
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Powerpoint
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National Average
$63,000

Advertising
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Copywriting
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Event Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 539 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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