Entry-Level Communications Director Salary

An average Entry-Level Communications Director can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Female Entry-Level Communications Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,093 - $76,498
$31K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,203
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$10.34 - $24.64
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$0$76K
Salary $31,093 - $76,498
Bonus $0.00 - $7,248
Profit Sharing $2,710
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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$30,380 - $76,364
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 272
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.34 - $24.64
Overtime $25.18
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,248
Profit Sharing $2,710
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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$30,380 - $76,364
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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Communications Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,695

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

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Entry-Level Communications Directors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Communications Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent) and New York (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

Communications Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Communications Director in Los Angeles:
"Keep The Vision Clear."
At times we all have to do things that might seem absurd or not apart of your job description, just remember to remain flexible and never expect to show up at work with the mindset that you're not going to to have to do any. Know why you're doing it and what you're going for. Keep that vision clear and those hard days will make sense.

Key Stats for Communications Director

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Communications Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲13%

Social Media Optimization
▲6%

Corporate Communications
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Microsoft Word
▼4%

Project Management
▼6%

Strategic Marketing
▼6%

Event Planning
▼6%


Social Media Marketing
▼10%

Web Content Management
▼12%

Advertising
▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Web Marketing
▼14%

Graphic Design
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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