Entry-Level Communications Assistant Salary

Those pursuing careers as Entry-Level Communications Assistants may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Entry-Level Communications Assistants (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,616 - $47,745
$29K
$37K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,458
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90%

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$10.53 - $21.21
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.96
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$0$47K
Salary $28,616 - $47,745
Bonus $99.10 - $4,122
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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$23,168 - $47,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.53 - $21.21
Overtime $12.72 - $36.77
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $99.10 - $4,122
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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$23,168 - $47,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

Communications Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,031

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Communications Assistants, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+24 percent), Baltimore (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Portland Entry-Level Communications Assistants have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Detroit (11 percent less) and Minneapolis (8 percent less).

Key Stats for Communications Assistant

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
6%

Skills That Affect Communications Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲4%


Adobe Photoshop
▲1%



National Average
$35,000

▼1%

Web Content Management
▼2%


Microsoft Word
▼3%


Graphic Design
▼7%

Social Media Optimization
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%