Director of Communications in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average pay for a Director of Communications in Chicago, Illinois is $70,399 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Marketing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Media / Public Relations.

$44,698 - $129,408
$45K
$70K
$130K
MEDIAN: $70,399
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50%
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$0$145K
Salary $44,698 - $129,408
Bonus $205.11 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $7,300
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$44,168 - $145,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Director of Communications Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

Pay by Experience for a Director of Communications has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Communications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Communications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 23 salaries. A Director of Communications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Director of Communications

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Director of Communications Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Director of Communications Salaries

Strategic Marketing
▲29%

Project Management
▲21%

Social Media Marketing
▲19%

Strategic Planning
▲16%


▲2%


National Average
$71,000


Web Content Management
▼9%

Marketing Management
▼19%

People Management
▼20%

Graphic Design
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%
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