The average salary for a Communications Officer is $55,328.
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Job Description for Communications Officer
A communications officer is responsible for establishing and facilitating internal and external communication to maintain a positive perception of their organization. Their responsibilities may include the internal dissemination of company materials, memos, and other information; they may also work on tasks such as public relations, monitoring or writing website content, maintaining mailing lists and any material sent through such lists, maintaining an updated list of media contacts, and writing…Read more
Communications Officer Tasks
- Receive, coordinate and direct radio, telephone and other communications; dispatch appropriate emergency and non-emergency responders.
- Enters communications information into computer database or log; updates all information as new information is received.
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Popular Skills for Communications Officer
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing, Editing and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Communications Officer
An entry-level Communications Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33,979 based on 36 salaries. An early career Communications Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,392 based on 176 salaries. A mid-career Communications Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,052 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Communications Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,215 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,829.
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Employees with Communications Officer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (27.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (8.2% less).
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