Average Director of Communications with Project Management Skills Salary

$75,448
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,856
Bonus
$14,500
Commission
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Project Management skills is $75,448.
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$47k
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$75k
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$132k
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MEDIAN $75,448
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United States (change)
Salary
$47k - $132k
Bonus
$193 - $30k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $10k
Commission
$0 - $15k
Total Pay
$45k - $138k

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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%)

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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 early career Director of Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,665 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,438 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,619 based on 142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,118.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 53.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (35.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (24.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.8% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (16.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 404 survey responses.
Early Career
19.3%
Mid Career
30.7%
Experienced
35.1%
Late Career
14.9%