Average Director of Communications with Corporate Communications Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$87,429
Avg. Salary
$12,750
Bonus
$7,300
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The average salary for a Director of Communications with Corporate Communications skills in Chicago, Illinois is $87,429.
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$50k
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$87k
90%
$163k
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Salary
$50k - $163k
Bonus
$6k - $37k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$56k - $191k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Planning, Media / Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,466 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,983 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,150.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 55.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (49.5% more) and New York, New York (38.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
60.0%
Late Career
17.5%