Average Communications Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$51,136
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$1,800
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The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $51,136.
10%
$40k
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$51k
90%
$78k
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$40k - $78k
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$507 - $6k
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$38k - $80k

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Popular Skills for Communications Specialist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Communications Specialist

An entry-level Communications Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,570 based on 11 salaries. An early career Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,567 based on 76 salaries. A mid-career Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,550 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,496 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,706.
Employees with Communications Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (18.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 156 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
48.7%
Mid Career
27.6%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
6.4%