Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Average Marketing Communications Managers in the United States make around $63K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $41K to $98K per year. Cash earnings for Marketing Communications Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $98K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marketing Communications Managers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,642 - $93,568
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$42K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $63,098
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$13.48 - $44.87
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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
$41,642 - $93,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,263  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,478  
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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$40,857 - $98,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,403
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $44.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.73  
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 - $10,263  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,822  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $6,478  
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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$40,857 - $98,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Marketing Communications Managers sometimes become Marketing VPs, where the average income is $149K per year. 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 $9K higher and $16K higher, 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 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, and Web Content Management. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed 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.


For many Marketing Communications Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $78K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,111

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

For Marketing Communications Managers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Washington (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
$64,000


Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries




Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 457 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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