Average Late-Career Director of Communications Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$90,019
Avg. Salary
$17,200
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The average salary for a Late-Career Director of Communications in Chicago, Illinois is $90,019.
10%
$69k
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$90k
90%
$174k
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$69k - $174k
Bonus
$0 - $17k
Total Pay
$69k - $201k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications and Strategic Planning.

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 $56,750 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,691 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,195 based on 47 salaries.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 48.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (46.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (43.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 80 survey responses.
Early Career
10.0%
Mid Career
31.3%
Experienced
58.8%