Marketing Communications Manager Salary

For Marketing Communications Managers, yearly average wages total $62K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $40K, and the higher rates verge on $98K per year. Total cash earnings of Marketing Communications Managers range from $40K on the low end to $98K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Marketing Communications Managers making up 79 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,980 - $92,693
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,465
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$13.77 - $45.11
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$14
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$40,980 - $92,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,257  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,172  
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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$40,327 - $97,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $45.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.89  
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
$0.00 - $10,257  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,822  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $7,172  
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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$40,327 - $97,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Marketing VPs. That role pays $148K per year on average. It is quite typical for Marketing Communications Managers to transition into roles as Marketing Communications Directors or Marketing Directors, where reported median earnings are $10K and $15K higher per year.

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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 4 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Marketing Administration. Most people skilled in Marketing Communications are similarly competent 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Marketing Communications Managers. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marketing Communications Managers make a median salary of $75K. 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


Marketing Communications Managers will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Marketing Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+12 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Marketing Communications Manager's salary, with Baltimore Marketing Communications Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (8 percent less) and Portland (6 percent less).

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 487 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
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: 10%
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