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$40,309 - C$72,563
C$40K
C$56K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$56,014
10%
50%
90%
C$15.66 - C$35.85
C$16
C$24
C$36
MEDIAN: C$24.20
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$74K
Salary C$40,309 - C$72,563
Bonus C$1,009 - C$5,960
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$39,375 - C$74,280
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 336
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$15.66 - C$35.85
Overtime C$41.73
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$1,009 - C$5,960
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$39,375 - C$74,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Common Career Paths for Communications Specialist


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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$55,423

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

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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Communications Specialist Salaries

▲24%

▲20%

▲10%

National Average
C$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Communications Specialist Salaries



▲3%




Marketing Communications
▼0%

Technical Writing
▼0%

National Average
C$55,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%