C$55,139
Avg. Salary
C$22.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,537

Bonus

C$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Communications Specialist is C$22.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Communications Specialist is C$55,139 per year.

C$14.79
10%
C$22.72
50%
C$34.37
90%
MEDIAN C$22.72
C$41k
10%
C$55k
50%
C$72k
90%
MEDIAN C$55,139
C$40,886 - C$72,227
C$41K
C$55K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$55,139
10%
50%
90%
C$14.79 - C$34.37
C$15
C$23
C$34
MEDIAN: C$22.72
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$73K
Salary C$40,886 - C$72,227
Bonus C$999 - C$6,801
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$39,582 - C$73,615
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 599
Hourly Data C$0C$77
Hourly Rate C$14.79 - C$34.37
Overtime C$1.55 - C$77.57
Annual Data C$0C$73K
Bonus C$999 - C$6,801
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$39,582 - C$73,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

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
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.

Communications Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$102K

$76,061

Navex Global
11 profiles
$27,929

$47,170

$58,958

Common Career Paths for Communications Specialist


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Communications Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Communications Specialist

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$54,489

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

Communications Specialist Advice

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

Communications Specialist in Vancouver:
"Get a different major!"
Best opps in Ontario.

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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

▲27%

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
C$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries


▲5%





Marketing Communications
▲2%

Technical Writing
▲1%


National Average
C$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%