Average Mid-Career Director of Communications with People Management Skills Salary

$79,632
Avg. Salary
$4,880
Bonus
$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Director of Communications with People Management skills is $79,632.
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MEDIAN $79,632
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Salary
$50k - $126k
Bonus
$2k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$51k - $127k

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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

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Director of Communications
Communications Director
Vice President (VP), 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 Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Social Media Marketing, Media / Public Relations 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 $57,582 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,832 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,344.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 167 survey responses.
Early Career
17.4%
Experienced
55.7%
Late Career
26.9%