Average Communications Director Salary

$69,533
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,051
Bonus
$5,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Communications Director is $69,533.
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MEDIAN $69,533
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Salary
$40k - $131k
Bonus
$295 - $27k
Profit Sharing
$409 - $20k
Total Pay
$38k - $136k

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Job Description for Communications Director

Communications Director Tasks
  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
  • Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
  • Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.

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Popular Skills for Communications Director

Skills in Media / Public Relations and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Director

An entry-level Communications Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,158 based on 94 salaries. An early career Communications Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,069 based on 529 salaries. A mid-career Communications Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,078 based on 702 salaries. An experienced Communications Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,554 based on 757 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,374.
Employees with Communications Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 59.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (45.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (30.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,374 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
22.3%
Mid Career
29.6%
Experienced
31.9%
Late Career
12.3%