$64,329
Avg. Salary
$21.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,383

Bonus

$2,514

Profit Sharing

$3,931

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Marketing Communications Manager is $21.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Marketing Communications Manager is $64,329 per year.

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$0$99K
Salary $41,864 - $94,810
Bonus $496 - $11,944
Profit Sharing $307 - $8,149
Commission $493 - $9,899
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,006 - $99,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,948
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $41.05
Overtime $14.54 - $55.64
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $496 - $11,944
Commission $493 - $9,899
Profit Sharing $307 - $8,149
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,006 - $99,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 201

Job Description

Marketing communications managers oversee marketing for businesses or brands and focus on brand awareness. One of their biggest goals is to gain and maintain a good customer base, focusing on customer retention and satisfaction. A marketing communications manager also develops and implements marketing strategies and advertising. Effective marketing involves staying up to date and knowledgeable about new technology and methods of advertising. They must also know their customer demographics and target audience, and they must know how to attend to them and deliver the company’s message in the most effective, efficient way possible.

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Marketing Communications Manager Tasks
  • Manage marketing communication initiatives; internal and external communications and special events promotions.
  • Monitor advertising trends and budgets.
  • Act as a liaison between outside vendors and management.
  • Guide and support management in marketing planning and public relation strategies to ensure alignment with objectives.


Common Career Paths


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Marketing Communications Managers who advance into the role of a Marketing VP are fairly uncommon. Marketing VPs on average earn $149K per year. When Marketing Communications Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Marketing Directors or Marketing Communications Directors. Those roles pay an additional $16K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Marketing Communications Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Branding, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, and Web Content Management. Many workers who know Branding also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Marketing Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Marketing Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 621 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marketing Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 675 salaries. An experienced Marketing Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 490 salaries. A Marketing Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 187 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,659

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Marketing Communications Managers, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Cleveland and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Marketing Communications Manager?

Marketing Communications Manager in Chicago:
"Cost of Living, Culture, Commute."
Pros: Ease of Commute, Culture, Cost.
Cons: Weather, Real Estate Cost.

Marketing Communications Manager in Morristown:
"Plan focus groups, propose new steps, tools, best practices,"
Pros: Creative, interactive.
Cons: Stress, lots of work, I do multiple jobs.

Marketing Communications Manager in Covina:
"Be indispensable."
Be reliable ~ show up for work. Be ready to work when you do show up. Learn all you can by listening to others. Be thoughtful before offering your opinion, if you know enough to have one. Don't say things you think are clever and you won't ever have to say, "I'm an idiot. I'm sorry." Do say, Yes, I can stay . . . I can do it . . . I can pitch in, etc. Do the things you're asked to do to the best of your ability whether you agree with them or not. Remember how you feel now as a newbie and help out other newbies as they come along and you move on up. Cheers!

Marketing Communications Manager in Orlando:
"Education and skill-development are ongoing."
Most of what you learn in school won't be entirely relevant when you get out. This industry changes rapidly and you'll find you'll learn most of your tactical skills online as you troubleshoot through them. Theory is great, but you can't really understand it until you put it into practice. Continuously educate yourself, especially in the digital world. Read the latest tips and tricks for social media, PR, and digital journalism. Additionally, start nurturing side skills that integrate well into your field now. Learn to code or practice building a website on a Squarespace or Wordpress platform. Become really good at using Adobe design programs. Chances are, you'll need to use these programs for your job and you'll be more marketable with some experience in them.

Marketing Communications Manager in San Francisco:
"Work hard, get internships."
Work hard, get internships early.

Marketing Communications Manager in Newark:
"It's A Direct Communication Between Business And Referrals."
Pros: Everything, love that I work in the field so I can directly effect outcomes but I am critical in this piece of the business as well.
Cons: Being pulled too many ways constantly, coordination of efforts and ideas. Lack of organization is challenging.

Marketing Communications Manager in Houston:
"Extreme Boredom Highlighted By Extremely Intense Days."
Pros: I like that its a small company and that I know everyone and there's not a lot of corporate bureaucracy. I like that we have casual attire and have half days on Friday. I like that I get to travel on the company dime and I get to spend sometime away from my desk.
Cons: I don't like that I'm the only person in my department. I don't like that my boss is a horrible micro manager sometimes and other times could careless. I don't like that I'm put in awkward situations between what the CEO is telling me to do and what I know we should, he's a part owner of the company. I don't like that I'm required to set up displays at conferences when no one else that actually works the show has to do that.

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Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 624 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$65,000

▼20%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 624 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%