A Communications Specialist earns an average salary of C$56,014 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$41,112 - C$73,533
C$41K
C$56K
C$74K
MEDIAN: C$55,581
10%
50%
90%
C$15.08 - C$35.36
C$15
C$24
C$35
MEDIAN: C$24.23
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$75K
Salary C$41,112 - C$73,533
Bonus C$984 - C$7,149
Profit Sharing C$2,000
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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C$40,178 - C$75,040
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 598
Hourly Data C$0C$51
Hourly Rate C$15.08 - C$35.36
Overtime C$27.40 - C$51.06
Annual Data C$0C$75K
Bonus C$984 - C$7,149
Profit Sharing C$2,000
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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C$40,178 - C$75,040
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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 business setting during regular business hours, overtime may be required to meet deadlines or deal with rapidly emerging or changing situations.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Communications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 242 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$66,000 based on 62 salaries. A Communications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$69,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$55,146

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Communications Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Communications Specialist?

Communications Specialist in Toronto:
"Hospital Media Relations"
Pros: I most like the variety of experiences my job offers me. I am exposed to a diverse group of people, as well as subjects to learn about. I genuinely feel that I am giving back and am a part of something greater.
Cons: What bothers me most about my job is always having to be the bigger person when dealing with staff, and media. I feel like my role is taken advantage of, both inside and outside the organization. I feel like I constantly have to prove my worth.

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Key Stats for Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

▲25%

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
C$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries


▲4%





Marketing Communications
▲1%

Technical Writing
▼0%

National Average
C$55,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%