Average Director of Communications with Marketing Communications Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$72,014
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$5,896
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Marketing Communications skills in Chicago, Illinois is $72,014.
10%
$45k
MEDIAN
$72k
90%
$112k
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$45k - $112k
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$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$46k - $115k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

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

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 $71,525 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,924 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,000.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 67.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (60.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (41.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 43 survey responses.
Mid Career
32.6%
Experienced
55.8%
Late Career
11.6%