Entry-Level Marketing Communications Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers is around $53K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers can bottom out near $34K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,573 - $75,640
$37K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,195
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$11.74 - $30.00
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.85
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$0$76K
Salary $36,573 - $75,640
Bonus $-0.47 - $9,755
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,438
Commission $4,762
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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$34,362 - $76,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 623
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $30.00
Overtime $1.49 - $54.74
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $-0.47 - $9,755
Commission $4,762
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,438
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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$34,362 - $76,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Marketing Communications Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,969

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

For Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+31 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Baltimore Entry-Level Marketing Communications Managers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Denver and 12 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Marketing Communications Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 Boulder:
"How sexism is alive and well in our industry."
Don't offer to serve coffee, ask to be present at sales meetings.

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

Key Stats for Marketing Communications Manager

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
31%

Skills That Affect Marketing Communications Manager Salaries

Marketing Management
▲6%

Project Management
▲3%

▲2%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼1%

Web Marketing
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Strategic Marketing
▼3%

Event Planning
▼4%


Graphic Design
▼6%

Web Content Management
▼7%

Advertising
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%