The average salary for a Senior Communications Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $71,858.
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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. A senior-level executive, the communications specialist typically manages a communications department and assists…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Senior Communications Specialist
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Corporate Communications and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Communications Specialist
An early career Senior Communications Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Senior Communications Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,591 based on 13 salaries.
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Employees with Senior Communications Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (8.6% more) and New York, New York (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.1% less).
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