Online Communications Associate Salary

Online Communications Associates in the United States can expect wages of $42K per year on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Online Communications Associates making up 73 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,791 - $59,079
MEDIAN: $42,218

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$33,791 - $59,079  
$0.00 - $4,894  
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$32,487 - $58,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Online Communications Associate

Online communications associates are responsible for performing a variety of online communication tasks and working with other associates to address challenges in a variety of online outlets. Some of their main tasks include writing reports, letters, and client support text on behalf of their company, so strong written and verbal communication skills are generally required.


Online Communications Associate Tasks

  • Copy edit all promotional marketing materials.
  • Develop and execute a social marketing strategy.
  • Conceptualize, plan, outline, and implement compelling and informational email messages.

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Popular Skills for Online Communications Associate

Survey results suggest that Online Communications Associates use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Content Management, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and HTML. Most people skilled in Social Media Marketing are similarly competent in HTML.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,479

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

With a pay rate for Online Communications Associates that is 13 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Online Communications Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent) and Washington (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects Online Communications Associate Salaries

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Skills That Affect Online Communications Associate Salaries

Email Marketing
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Web Content Management

Social Media Marketing

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Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 6%