Average Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$71,469
Avg. Salary
$9,450
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing skills in Chicago, Illinois is $71,469.
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$43k
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$71k
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$110k
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MEDIAN $71,469
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$43k - $110k
Bonus
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$43k - $110k

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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.

Career Paths

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Director of Communications
Communications Director
Vice President (VP), Communications
Director, Marketing and Communications
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, Strategic Planning and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,106 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (16.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Mid Career
43.8%
Experienced
56.3%