Average Mid-Career Director of Communications Salary

$72,009
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,053
Bonus
$3,853
Commission
$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Director of Communications is $72,009.
10%
$47k
10%
$72k
50%
$117k
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90%
MEDIAN $72,009
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United States (change)
Salary
$47k - $117k
Bonus
$309 - $24k
Profit Sharing
$51 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$46k - $120k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Director of Communications. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Director of Communications
Director, Marketing and Communications
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Director of Communications Job Listings

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 81 salaries. An early career Director of Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,093 based on 531 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,761 based on 1,115 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 54.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (25.9% more) and New York, New York (25.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,171 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
24.5%
Experienced
51.4%
Late Career
20.5%