Average Mid-Career Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing Skills Salary

$66,288
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$3,000
Bonus
$0
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Director of Communications with Social Media Marketing skills is $66,288.
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$45k
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$66k
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$107k
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MEDIAN $66,288
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Salary
$45k - $107k
Bonus
$875 - $15k
Total Pay
$42k - $108k

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

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 $52,936 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,090 based on 214 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,583.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 41.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (32.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (24.6% less), Houston, Texas (15.0% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (11.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 434 survey responses.
Early Career
31.1%
Experienced
49.3%
Late Career
19.6%