$93,153
Avg. Salary
$37.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,746

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

$7,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Director Of Communications is $37.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Director Of Communications is $93,153 per year.

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MEDIAN $37.50
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MEDIAN $93,153
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$0$169K
Salary $60,119 - $153,681
Bonus $789 - $39,389
Profit Sharing $1,611 - $25,342
Commission $7,000
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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$59,871 - $169,501
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 468
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $99.33
Overtime $53.84
Annual Data $0$169K
Bonus $789 - $39,389
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $1,611 - $25,342
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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$59,871 - $169,501
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Director of Communications

Communications directors are responsible for the communicating a positive image of a company to the public. They often advise executives on public relations and how to effectively communicate the company’s message. Communications directors can work in any field, including nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

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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.

Director of Communications Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

10%

National Average: $95,343

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Directors of Communications, 153 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Directors of Communications can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+32 percent), Washington (+30 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Director of Communications

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Technical Writing
▲5%


Strategic Planning
▲3%

National Average
$95,000

Project Management
▼2%

Media / Public Relations
▼4%

Editing
▼10%

People Management
▼10%

Marketing Communications
▼11%

Social Media Marketing
▼16%

Marketing Management
▼16%

Strategic Marketing
▼22%

Graphic Design
▼26%

Web Content Management
▼27%

Web Marketing
▼42%

Web Development
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%