Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Marketing Communications Managers in the United States take home approximately $64K annually on average. In the world of Marketing Communications Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $9K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but career duration and geography are influential factors as well. Most Marketing Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,153 - $93,502
$41K
$64K
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MEDIAN: $63,528
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$12.31 - $37.54
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MEDIAN: $20.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,153 - $93,502  
   
Bonus
$480.00 - $10,887  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $9,123  
Commission
$1,700  
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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$40,023 - $97,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $37.54  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $57.30  
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
$480.00 - $10,887  
   
Commission
$1,700  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $9,123  
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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$40,023 - $97,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

  • Manage marketing communication initiatives; internal and external communications and special events promotions.
  • Monitor advertising trends and budgets.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Marketing Communications Manager


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While not commonly seen, Marketing Communications Managers who transition into a Marketing VP position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Marketing VPs is $149K per year. The most common next step for a Marketing Communications Manager is to become a Marketing Director or a Marketing Communications Director. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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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 Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Branding, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, and Web Content Management. Employees educated in Branding are typically practiced in Marketing Communications, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Marketing Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Marketing Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Marketing Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 621 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marketing Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 675 salaries. An experienced Marketing Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 490 salaries. A Marketing Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 187 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,754

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

For Marketing Communications Managers, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Marketing Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (8 percent less) and Dallas (6 percent less).

Marketing Communications Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Marketing Communications Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$64,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%