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Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Marketing Communications Managers in the United States take home approximately $61K annually on average. In the world of Marketing Communications Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $96K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Marketing Communications Managers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$40,244 - $90,768
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MEDIAN: $61,483
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$13.58 - $46.89
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,244 - $90,768  
   
Bonus
$0.70 - $10,228  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $7,946  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,277  
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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$39,689 - $96,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $46.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.15  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.70 - $10,228  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,277  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $7,946  
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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$39,689 - $96,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Marketing Communications Managers may experience if they take an upper-level role like Marketing VP. The position pays an average $148K annually. Marketing Communications Managers typically move into roles as Marketing Communications Directors or Marketing Directors, and those positions pay $10K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Manager


Survey takers working as Marketing Communications Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, and Web Marketing. Most people who know Marketing Communications also 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. 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 $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Marketing Communications Managers, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Marketing Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Marketing Communications Managers in Baltimore take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (7 percent lower) and Washington (3 percent lower).

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

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National Average
$63,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 663 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
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%