Average Experienced Director of Communications Salary in San Francisco, California

$139,182
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$20,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Director of Communications in San Francisco, California is $139,182.
10%
$110k
10%
$139k
50%
$202k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $139,182
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Salary
$110k - $202k
Bonus
$3k - $39k
Total Pay
$111k - $213k

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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
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Communications

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management 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 $114,453 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $169,500.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (33.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (30.5% less) and Seattle, Washington (25.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Mid Career
71.0%
Late Career
29.0%