The average salary for an Entry-Level Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $44,990.
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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
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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Specialist
An early career Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,949 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,376 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,581 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,000.
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Employees with Communications Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 4.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (16.7% less), Dallas, Texas (11.7% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (9.4% less).
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