The average salary for a Communications Officer in Canada is C$50,841.
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C$36k - C$69k
C$425 - C$5k
C$35k - C$70k
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Job Description for Communications Officer
A communications officer is responsible for establishing and facilitating internal and external communication to maintain a positive perception of their organization. Their responsibilities may include the internal dissemination of company materials, memos, and other information; they may also work on tasks such as public relations, monitoring or writing website content, maintaining mailing lists and any material sent through such lists, maintaining an updated list of media contacts, and writing…Read more
Communications Officer Tasks
- Receive, coordinate and direct radio, telephone and other communications; dispatch appropriate emergency and non-emergency responders.
- Enters communications information into computer database or log; updates all information as new information is received.
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Popular Skills for Communications Officer
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Media / Public Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Communications Officer
An entry-level Communications Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$43,437 based on 40 salaries. An early career Communications Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$46,007 based on 185 salaries. A mid-career Communications Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,003 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Communications Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,875 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$67,407.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Communications Officer in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 18.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (18.4% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (19.6% less), Ottawa, Ontario (8.3% less) and Fredericton, New Brunswick (7.5% less).
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