Average Early-Career Director of Communications Salary

$55,294
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,350
Bonus
$16,500
Commission
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Director of Communications is $55,294.
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$35k
MEDIAN
$55k
90%
$85k
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Salary
$35k - $85k
Bonus
$150 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$6 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $17k
Total Pay
$35k - $87k

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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 Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management and Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Communications

An entry-level Director of Communications with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,885 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Director of Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,415 based on 624 salaries. An experienced Director of Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,255 based on 1,046 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,016.
Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 37.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (26.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (15.6% less) and Austin, Texas (9.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,170 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Mid Career
28.8%
Experienced
48.2%
Late Career
22.4%