Average Experienced Director of Communications Salary

$91,257
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,946
Bonus
$3,853
Commission
$4,958
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Director of Communications is $91,257.
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$57k
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$91k
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$148k
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MEDIAN $91,257
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United States (change)
Salary
$57k - $148k
Bonus
$968 - $34k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $19k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$56k - $157k

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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
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

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

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

An entry-level Director of Communications with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,352 based on 15 salaries. An early career Director of Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,093 based on 397 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,154 based on 627 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,063.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 49.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (34.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (18.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,529 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
26.0%
Mid Career
41.0%
Late Career
32.0%