Average Communications Officer Salary

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The average salary for a Communications Officer is $55,328.
MEDIAN $55,328
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$34k - $96k
$982 - $20k
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$0 - $15k
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$29k - $92k

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Job Description for Communications Officer

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.

Job Satisfaction for Communications Officer

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Communications Officer

Career Paths

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Communications Officer
Communications Manager
Communications Director
Communications Specialist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Communications Officer

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.
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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