The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Seattle, Washington is $57,351.
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Job Description for Communications Specialist
A communications specialist manages a company's internal and external communications. Internal communications may include memos, job descriptions, and notes from management; external communications may include designing and editing press releases and marketing materials. Other responsibilities include coordinating media and marketing events, informal meetings for employees, and press conferences. They also answer inquiries and manage online content. Although communications specialists work in a…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Communications Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Communications Specialist are from the companies University of Washington (UW), The Boeing Company and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $78,449. University of Washington (UW) pays the lowest at around $57,931.
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Popular Skills for Communications Specialist
Social Media Marketing
Media / Public Relations
Skills in Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations and Social Media Marketing.
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 $41,177 based on 7 salaries. An early career Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,574 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,445 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,000.
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Employees with Communications Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (4.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.5% less).
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