$62,803
Avg. Salary
$21.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,881

Bonus

$2,199

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Communications Manager is $21.11 per hour.

The average pay for a Communications Manager is $62,803 per year.

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$14.54
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$35.05
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MEDIAN $21.11
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$41k
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$96k
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MEDIAN $62,803
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MEDIAN: $62,803
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$0$99K
Salary $41,038 - $96,087
Bonus $497 - $13,413
Profit Sharing $201 - $7,728
Commission $1,000
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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$40,246 - $99,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,919
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.54 - $35.05
Overtime $19.02 - $42.25
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $497 - $13,413
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $201 - $7,728
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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$40,246 - $99,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 265

Job Description for Communications Manager

Communications managers facilitate internal and external cooperation in their companies. They may liaison with other companies, company clientele, and many departments within the organization. They work in the offices of corporations, non-profits, and small businesses to maintain their company's image.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Communications Manager


Those at American Red Cross can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $60K.

Common Career Paths for Communications Manager


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Communications Managers who go on to become Corporate Communications Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Corporate Communications Directors is $104K annually. A Communications Manager often moves on to become a Communications Director or a Director of Communications.

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Popular Skills for Communications Manager


Communications Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Strategic Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Social Media Marketing. Skill sets containing Media / Public Relations also tend to include Corporate Communications and Social Media Marketing. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also know Social Media Marketing and Corporate Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 890 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 921 salaries. An experienced Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 612 salaries. A Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 153 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,424

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

For Communications Managers, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Oakland (+10 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

Communications Manager Reviews

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

Communications Manager in San Francisco:
Pros: Work with diverse, passionate and smart co workers.
Cons: Sometimes feel like a one man team.

Communications Manager in New York:
"Love the office but high stress."
Pros: Office culture, interest in the work.
Cons: High stress, long hours.

Communications Manager in St. Paul:
"Politics."
Pros: The people and cause.
Cons: The hours.

Communications Manager in Minneapolis:
"Frequent, High turn over in executive management."
Every situation is different. Understand the facts before you act. Your budget is never going to be enough to do the things that you know must be done to succeed.

Communications Manager in New York:
Pros: I travel a lot and I meet a ton of interesting people along the way. I get to engage with many inspiring and intelligent colleagues every day and I think the organization I work for does good in the world.
Cons: The workload can be overwhelming and the turnover has been frequent so I have taken on a lot more in the past year. I am doing new things constantly and I could use more support, guidance, and compensation.

Communications Manager in New York:
"Life Is Too Short To Work At Something You Hate."
Enjoying what you do, is the best way to succeed in this role.

Communications Manager in Edmonds:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Extremely flexible yet challenging while working in a company with a family atmosphere. Completely able to set and maintain own schedule with virtually unlimited vacation.
Cons: Summers are extremely busy with the vast majority of the work for the year being completed over 2 months.

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Key Stats for Communications Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 757 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Communications Manager Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$62,000

Project Management
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%


▼5%

▼5%









Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 757 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%