$38,344
Avg. Salary
$15.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,464

Bonus

$1,800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Communications Assistant is $15.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Communications Assistant is $38,344 per year.

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$10.60
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$15.06
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$21.46
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MEDIAN $15.06
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$29k
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$38k
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$49k
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MEDIAN $38,344
$28,593 - $48,757
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MEDIAN: $38,344
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$0$48K
Salary $28,593 - $48,757
Bonus $104 - $4,955
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$23,563 - $48,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 318
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.60 - $21.46
Overtime $15.37 - $39.92
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $104 - $4,955
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$23,563 - $48,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 271

Job Description for Communications Assistant

Usually, a communications assistant is present in order to help an organization communicate with the public. The communications assistant may also work for an individual who interacts with a large network of people, in order to ease this individual’s workload. The communications involved may include communication with the media, with other organizations, or with the general public, such as customers.

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Communications Assistant Tasks
  • Write marketing copy for many audiences and platforms, augmenting with images as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain customer databases and social media analytics, documenting outreach and communications.
  • Edit and assist in writing product sheets, social media updates, and other materials.
  • Organize marketing, communications, and event data, calendars, and reports.

Common Career Paths for Communications Assistant


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Communications Assistants who go on to become Communications Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Communications Directors is $62K annually. Career advancement for the typical Communications Assistant often leads to becoming a Communications Manager or a Communications Specialist; median salaries in these positions are $24K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

Communications Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Communications Assistant


Survey takers working as Communications Assistants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Marketing Communications, and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Social Media Optimization as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Media / Public Relations also tend to know Microsoft Office and Web Content Management. Most people skilled in Social Media Marketing are similarly competent in Web Content Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,522

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

For Communications Assistants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Communications Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Detroit and 9 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Communications Assistant Reviews

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

Communications Assistant in Mobile:
"I enjoy making our company better everyday!"
Pros: People make the job fun. All types of personalities.
Cons: Our pay rate is lower than average

Communications Assistant in Redondo Beach:
Pros: There is a great culture of wellness at Beach Cities Health District, and taking time to exercise, or downshift is encouraged!
Cons: There isn't enough bandwidth for the company to operate at top level. there are too many projects/programs with too little staff whom are payed too little.

Communications Assistant in Oklahoma:
"Good overall."
Pros: Mission. Cause. Coworker's. Organization ethics. Flexibility.
Cons: Job security. Low pay. Appreciation.

Communications Assistant in Ridgefield:
"Community Fulfillment."
Pros: I like that I feel fulfilled at my job. I work with a great group of women who are supportive and hard workers. I like that I get to be creative every day. I photograph, design, and film or edit video every day. I also like working in a school environment as I am able to interreact with teachers and students.
Cons: I wish I worked around more young people. My social life has not been great since starting this job. I would be interested in working with different clients, or marketing for different types of organizations.

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Key Stats for Communications Assistant

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Communications Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Communications Assistant Salaries






▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Web Content Management
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%




Graphic Design
▼4%

Customer Service
▼22%

Social Media Optimization
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%