Average Communications Specialist Salary in Canada

C$55,409
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,570
Bonus
C$2,000
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The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Canada is C$55,409.
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C$41k
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C$72k
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MEDIAN C$55,409
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Salary
C$41k - C$72k
Bonus
C$1k - C$7k
Profit Sharing
C$1k - C$9k
Total Pay
C$40k - C$74k

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Job Description for Communications Specialist

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Communications Specialist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Communications Specialist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Communications Specialist
Corporate Communications Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Communications Specialist

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 810 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Early Career
44.7%
Mid Career
30.5%
Experienced
12.8%
Late Career
2.0%