Entry-Level Communications Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Communications Manager earns approximately $51K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $35K and hits $77K on the high end. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Communications Managers making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,233 - $76,577
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,510
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$12.62 - $26.39
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$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.53
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$0$77K
Salary $36,233 - $76,577
Bonus $0.00 - $9,823
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,787
Commission $1,750
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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$35,493 - $77,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 848
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.62 - $26.39
Overtime $1.43 - $40.34
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,823
Commission $1,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,787
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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$35,493 - $77,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

Communications Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,046

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

Charlotte offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Communications Managers, 16 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Communications Managers is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Workers in Louisville and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Communications Manager Advice

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

Communications Manager in Richmond:
"Change occurs every four years when new governor is elected."
Set work/ life balance parameters early otherwise work will be all encompassing.

Communications Manager in Tampa:
"Developing your subordinates is very important."
Understand the expectations of the task that has been assigned and have a meticulous approach to accomplishing it.

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

Key Stats for Communications Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
30%

Skills That Affect Communications Manager Salaries





National Average
$51,000

▼2%


▼3%






Adobe InDesign
▼10%


Graphic Design
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%