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Marketing Communications Manager Salary

The average Marketing Communications Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $62K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $40K, and the top verges on $98K per year. In the world of Marketing Communications Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $98K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Marketing Communications Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,996 - $92,120
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,173
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$13.58 - $45.23
(Median)
$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
$40,996 - $92,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,263  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $7,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
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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$40,318 - $97,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,263
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $45.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.76  
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 - $10,263  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $7,063  
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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$40,318 - $97,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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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Though some Marketing Communications Managers move into positions like Marketing VP (where the average salary is $148K), this progression is not the norm. Typical career progression for a Marketing Communications Manager involves becoming a Marketing Communications Director or a Marketing Director, roles that pay $10K more and $16K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Marketing Communications Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Marketing Administration. The majority of those 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $63K. Marketing Communications Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Marketing Communications Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Marketing Communications Managers, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Marketing Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Marketing Communications Managers is geography, with workers in Baltimore earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers in Portland and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 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
$63,000


Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries




Project Management
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$63,000

Advertising
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Copywriting
up arrow 4%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 552 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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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