The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Canada is C$55,409.
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Job Description for Communications Specialist
A communications specialist manages a company's internal and external communications. Internal communications may include memos, job descriptions, and notes from management; external communications may include designing and editing press releases and marketing materials. Other responsibilities include coordinating media and marketing events, informal meetings for employees, and press conferences. They also answer inquiries and manage online content. Although communications specialists work in a…Read more
Communications Specialist Tasks
- Design effective and innovative communication copy and materials, including new modes of electronic communication.
- Produce employee communication newsletter.
- Create and execute of employee communication campaigns.
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Popular Skills for Communications Specialist
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Corporate Communications, Marketing 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 Specialist
An entry-level Communications Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,417 based on 81 salaries. An early career Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,516 based on 362 salaries. A mid-career Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,275 based on 247 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$63,255 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$70,136.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Communications Specialist in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.5% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (12.5% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.2% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.6% less).
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