Average Director of Communications with People Management Skills Salary

$85,604
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,887
Bonus
$7,500
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with People Management skills is $85,604.
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$48k
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$86k
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$147k
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MEDIAN $85,604
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Salary
$48k - $147k
Bonus
$497 - $41k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $14k
Total Pay
$47k - $167k

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Job Description for Director of Communications

Director of Communications Tasks
  • Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
  • Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
  • Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
  • Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

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

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

An early career Director of Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,582 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,128 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,832 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,344.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 58.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (48.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (28.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (27.0% less) and Houston, Texas (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 229 survey responses.
Early Career
15.7%
Mid Career
26.2%
Experienced
41.0%
Late Career
17.0%