Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Marketing Communications Managers in the United States take home approximately $63K per year on average. Compensation ranges between $40K and $98K per year. Final cash compensation to Marketing Communications Managers varies from around $40K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $7K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,159 - $92,769

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$13.58 - $45.24

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,159 - $92,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,259  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,279  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,822  
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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$40,485 - $97,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,299
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.89  
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
$0.00 - $10,259  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,822  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $7,279  
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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$40,485 - $97,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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It's not very common for Marketing Communications Managers to move on to become Marketing VPs. Average pay for a Marketing VP is $148K annually. Marketing Communications Managers most often move into positions as Marketing Communications Directors or Marketing Directors; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Branding, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Marketing Administration. It is often found that people who know Marketing Communications are also skilled in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $64K. Marketing Communications Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 12 percent, Marketing Communications Managers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Portland (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$64,000


Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries



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$64,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 481 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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