Director, Community Relations Salary

Directors of Community Relations in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. Total cash incomes of Directors of Community Relations run from $39K to $96K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $23K, profit sharing that reaches $10K, and some commissions of nearly $19K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Directors of Community Relations survey respondents are women (79 percent). Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,869 - $94,075
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$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $59,899
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$13.75 - $29.00
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$0$97K
Salary $40,869 - $94,075
Bonus $257.60 - $22,300
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,799
Commission $2,004 - $38,432
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,496 - $97,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 352
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $29.00
Overtime $25.07
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $257.60 - $22,300
Commission $2,004 - $38,432
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,799
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,496 - $97,459
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

Job Description for Director, Community Relations

A director of community relations is a position within a company responsible for supporting the organization's mission, vision, and values by facilitating the projects related to a commitment to community relations. Skills this kind of director must have include excellent problem solving and the ability to communicate effectively. This person is expected to exemplify accountability and leadership to workers and to provide a positive public image since the role of a director of community relations is focused on maintaining a positive relationship with the company's community. The tasks of a director of community relations include communications, management, and financial issues. Additionally, a director of community relations works with other employees and members of the community in organizing special events and fundraisers. Resolving problems between companies or individual employees is also often required.

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Director, Community Relations Tasks

  • Plan and carry out events and educational activities which increase the visibility of the organization in the community.
  • Direct an organization's interactions with the surrounding community and its marketing strategies.
  • Serve as a representative for the organization at community meetings and forums.
  • Manage the community relations budget, allocating funds for different programs and outreaches.

Common Career Paths for Director, Community Relations


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Directors of Community Relations may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Director. The latter position pays an average of $75K annually.

Director, Community Relations Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Director, Community Relations


Popular Skills for Director, Community Relations


Directors of Community Relations report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Community Outreach / Activism, Media / Public Relations, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Social Media Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Public Speaking and Fundraising also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Community Relations

Pay by Experience for a Director, Community Relations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Community Relations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Community Relations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Director, Community Relations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 136 salaries. A Director, Community Relations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,176

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Community Relations, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Directors of Community Relations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+46 percent), Chicago (+29 percent), Tampa (+21 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Indianapolis and 14 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Director, Community Relations Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Community Relations?

Director, Community Relations in Miami:
"Flexibility, Politics, Management."
Pros: Flexibility, networking opportunities, opportunities for continued education, policy updates, trainings.
Cons: Office culture, removed from engaging the community, mono focused agenda.

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Key Stats for Director, Community Relations

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Director, Community Relations Salaries

▲25%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$60,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Director, Community Relations Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲6%

National Average
$60,000


Media / Public Relations
▼2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%



▼10%

▼13%

Public Speaking
▼28%

Social Media Marketing
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%