Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Earnings for Marketing Communications Managers in the United States come in at around $64K per year on average. Total incomes of Marketing Communications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $11K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $40K and $98K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career duration and geography. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Marketing Communications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,662 - $93,292
$42K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,166
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$12.37 - $39.04
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$39
MEDIAN: $21.62
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$0$98K
Salary $41,662 - $93,292
Bonus $407.72 - $11,811
Profit Sharing $394.53 - $9,729
Commission $100.67 - $9,933
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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$40,681 - $98,520
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,618
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $12.37 - $39.04
Overtime $1.52 - $51.06
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $407.72 - $11,811
Commission $100.67 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $394.53 - $9,729
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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$40,681 - $98,520
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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Job Description for Marketing Communications Manager

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 for Marketing Communications Manager


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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 for Marketing Communications Manager


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 for Marketing Communications Manager

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: $64,482

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).

Marketing Communications Manager Reviews

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

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 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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Key Stats for Marketing Communications Manager

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 333 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$64,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 333 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%
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