$67,590
Avg. Salary
$28.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,953

Bonus

$2,043

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Communications Specialist is $28.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Communications Specialist is $67,590 per year.

$18.50
10%
$28.01
50%
$41.90
90%
MEDIAN $28.01
$50k
10%
$68k
50%
$92k
90%
MEDIAN $67,590
$49,787 - $91,758
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MEDIAN: $67,590
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90%

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$18.50 - $41.90
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$0$94K
Salary $49,787 - $91,758
Bonus $1,500 - $9,123
Profit Sharing $900 - $10,850
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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$49,559 - $94,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 692
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.50 - $41.90
Overtime $29.80 - $59.70
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $1,500 - $9,123
Profit Sharing $900 - $10,850
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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$49,559 - $94,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Senior Communications Specialist

A senior communications specialist works to promote an organization and its products, services, and message in a consistent, targeted manner. Persons with this job title may work as the head of the marketing, advertising, or media relations departments within a company. Dedicated public relations firms and ad companies also typically employ senior communications specialists as well.

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Senior Communications Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate the employee intranet page and video assignments across the division.
  • Design and deliver internal communication plans for driving education and awareness within the company.
  • Create and drive the internal social media strategy.
  • Track, monitor, and report on metrics for blogs, videos, and websites.

Senior Communications Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$98K

$88,000

Common Career Paths for Senior Communications Specialist


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Many Senior Communications Specialists move into Communications Manager roles. Communications Managers seem to make a little less than Senior Communications Specialists as their salaries average out to $59K a year.

Senior Communications Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Communications Specialist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Media / Public Relations, Technical Writing, Event Planning, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Strategic Planning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Video Editing and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Corporate Communications also know Project Management and Media / Public Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Communications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Communications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Communications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Communications Specialist 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 182 salaries. An experienced Senior Communications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 128 salaries. A Senior Communications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,408

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Communications Specialists, 11 percent above the national average. Senior Communications Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Houston (16 percent less).

Senior Communications Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Communications Specialist?

Senior Communications Specialist in Corpus Christi:
"People devalue the strong writing skills."
Strong project management skill are crucial for success.

Senior Communications Specialist in Chicago:
"I was lied to from the start about my job."

Senior Communications Specialist in Boston:
"Make meaningful network connections."
Know project management, multimedia communications and social media.

Senior Communications Specialist in Lisle:
"Work/Life Balance."
Pros: Work flexibility.
Cons: Inconsistency and lack of leadership.

Senior Communications Specialist in North Syracuse:
"Corporate Politics Will Impact your Work."
If you're an introverted writer or designer, make an effort to improve your people skills, especially if your job encompasses communications for the corporate/multiple departments. It will be helpful for you to have multiple viewpoints for communications, as well as help you maneuver around "obstacles" created by decision makers with alternate agendas.

Senior Communications Specialist in Denver:
"Be flexible."
Be willing to compromise some journalism principles.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Communications Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Senior Communications Specialist Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Communications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$68,000


Event Planning
▼1%

Social Media Marketing
▼2%

▼3%






Copywriting
▼16%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼20%

Video Editing
▼20%

Strategic Planning
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%