Average Director of Communications with People Management Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$62,500
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$10,500
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with People Management skills in Chicago, Illinois is $62,500.
25%
$48k
25%
$63k
50%
$130k
75%
75%
MEDIAN $62,500
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Salary
$48k - $130k
Bonus
$0 - $11k
Total Pay
$49k - $154k

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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%)

Director of Communications Job Listings

Popular Skills for Director of Communications

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, Strategic Planning and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 113.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (104.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (76.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wheaton, Illinois (12.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6 survey responses.
Experienced
100.0%