The average salary for a Communications Director is $69,533.
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Job Description for Communications Director
Communications directors work in a variety of fields, including private corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and more. They oversee the information and communication that comes from their companies and how the companies' messages are delivered to the public. Communications directors are also responsible for managing their companies' media and public relations. They are their companies' spokespeople and work to develop and implement plans for communicating their companies' …Read more
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
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Web Content Management
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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