Communications Coordinator Salary

Communications Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $41K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Communications Coordinators varies from around $30K to approximately $56K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $3K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Communications Coordinators are female. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,800 - $58,223
$32K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,240
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$12.70 - $24.23
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.31
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$0$58K
Salary $31,800 - $58,223
Bonus $0.00 - $3,829
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $3,452
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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$30,122 - $56,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,082
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.70 - $24.23
Overtime $19.84 - $38.97
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,829
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $3,452
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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$30,122 - $56,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 407

Job Description for Communications Coordinator

Communications coordinators handle an organizations' marketing communications inside and outside the business. One of their main responsibilities is to maintain a business' reputation with employees and with the general public outside the company. They often work closely with the communications manager to creative and execute projects, create marketing publications, coordinate events, and maintain guidelines set by the company.

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Communications Coordinator Tasks

  • Design effective and innovative communication copy and materials, including new modes of electronic communication.
  • Support creation and execution of employee communication campaigns.
  • Assist in production of employee communication newsletter.

Common Career Paths for Communications Coordinator


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Communications Coordinators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Marketing Director. The average Marketing Director brings home $80K per year. Career advancement for the typical Communications Coordinator often leads to becoming a Communications Manager or a Communications Specialist; median salaries in these positions are $19K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Communications Coordinator


Survey takers working as Communications Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Corporate Communications, Event Planning, and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing. Most people skilled in Media / Public Relations are similarly competent in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Communications Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,073 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Communications Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 147 salaries. A Communications Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,553

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

For Communications Coordinators, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Communications Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Employers in St. Louis and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent less).

Communications Coordinator Reviews

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

Communications Coordinator in Broomall:
"Office condition is good and management is good."
Pros: I like my boss and the people I work with. I also like the duties I perform.
Cons: I dont like the heath insurance that is offered and also that you have to accrue time off for vacation and sick time.

Communications Coordinator in Omaha:
"Great opportunity."
Pros: Dealing with people, creating campaigns and marketing. Managing daily social media. Providing assistance to people on a regular basis.
Cons: Low wages, no health benefits.

Communications Coordinator in Omaha:
"Great opportunity."
Pros: Dealing with people, creating campaigns and marketing. Managing daily social media. Providing assistance to people on a regular basis.
Cons: Low wages, no health benefits.

Communications Coordinator in Birmingham:
"Can be fun."
Pros: Lots to learn. It can be fun and stressful. Room to move around and up.
Cons: Stressful and sometimes hard to manage expectations.

Communications Coordinator in Phoenix:
"Work flexibility, and you get to make a difference."
Pros: The work you do has a positive impact in the community.
Cons: Salary compensation is low.

Communications Coordinator in Las Vegas:
Pros: Fun. Challenging.
Cons: Always changes. Deadlines. Working over 80 hours and do not get paid overtime because I am salary.

Communications Coordinator in Silver Spring:
Pros: Fast pace environment, exciting industry, gain lots of experience working with various clients.
Cons: Long hours and overtime work, competitive to get a job in this field.

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Key Stats for Communications Coordinator

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Communications Coordinator Salaries

▲28%

▲18%

▲6%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Communications Coordinator Salaries




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National Average
$41,000

Marketing Communications
▼1%

Media / Public Relations
▼1%

▼1%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%