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Average Director of Communications Salary in San Francisco, California

$134,433
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$19,487
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The average salary for a Director of Communications in San Francisco, California is $134,433.
10%
$81k
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$134k
90%
$192k
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What Do Director of Communications Do?

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.

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What Are 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.

What is the 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 $121,368 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,793 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $169,500.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (36.2% less), Dallas, Texas (32.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (32.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 77 survey responses.
Mid Career
26.0%
Experienced
61.0%
Late Career
13.0%