The average salary for a Communications Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia is $60,686.
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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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Popular Skills for Communications Specialist
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Media / Public Relations.
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 $45,032 based on 8 salaries. An early career Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,862 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,224 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Communications Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,400 based on 34 salaries.
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Employees with Communications Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (19.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (15.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.6% less).
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