Average Communications Manager Salary

$64,946
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$1,250
Commission
$2,954
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The average salary for a Communications Manager is $64,946.
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$43k
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$65k
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$100k
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$43k - $100k
Bonus
$695 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$482 - $8k
Commission
$393 - $2k
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$42k - $104k
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What Do Communications Managers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Communications Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Communications Manager are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, United Airlines, Inc. and McDonald's Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $135,735. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Nike, Inc. and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), earning around $97,996 and $95,833, respectively. Classic Medical pays the lowest at around $67,496. United Airlines, Inc. and McDonald's Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,810 and $87,584, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Communications Managers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Communications Managers?

An entry-level Communications Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,558 based on 35 salaries. An early career Communications Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,379 based on 1,156 salaries. A mid-career Communications Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,461 based on 1,455 salaries. An experienced Communications Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,870 based on 1,063 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,271.
Employees with Communications Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (9.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,037 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
28.6%
Mid Career
36.0%
Experienced
26.3%
Late Career
8.1%