Average Director of Communications with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

$81,940
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,000
Bonus
$4,353
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Media / Public Relations skills is $81,940.
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$47k
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$142k
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MEDIAN $81,940
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United States (change)
Salary
$47k - $142k
Bonus
$512 - $31k
Profit Sharing
$6 - $26k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$47k - $150k

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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 Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, 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 $55,732 based on 194 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,035 based on 359 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,844 based on 496 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,836.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 63.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (36.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (33.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,263 survey responses.
Early Career
15.4%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
39.3%
Late Career
16.9%