$42,146
Avg. Salary
$17.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,026

Bonus

$1,475

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Communications Coordinator is $17.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Communications Coordinator is $42,146 per year.

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$12.70
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$17.37
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MEDIAN $17.37
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$32k
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$59k
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MEDIAN $42,146
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MEDIAN: $42,146
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$0$59K
Salary $32,168 - $59,178
Bonus $97.75 - $4,014
Profit Sharing $200 - $3,250
Commission $1,250
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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$30,318 - $58,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,002
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.70 - $24.75
Overtime $19.30 - $38.92
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $97.75 - $4,014
Commission $1,250
Profit Sharing $200 - $3,250
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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$30,318 - $58,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 734

Job Description

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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Common Career Paths


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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


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

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: $40,961

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).

Job 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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Gender

Female
81 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 502 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲27%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries




National Average
$41,000

▼1%


Marketing Communications
▼2%

Media / Public Relations
▼2%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 502 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%