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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Communications Coordinator Salary

$45,455 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$21.85 hourly

Entry level Salary
$34,000 yearly
$34,000
10 %
$45,455
Median
$59,000
90 %

How much does a Communications Coordinator make?

Communications coordinators make $45,455 per year on average, or $21.85 per hour, in the United States. Communications coordinators on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000.

Location impacts how much a communications coordinator can expect to make. Communications coordinators make the most in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, and Minnesota.

Highest Paying States For Communications Coordinators

The darker areas on the map show where communications coordinators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Communications Coordinator average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Idaho$50,932$24.49304
2Alaska$55,353$26.6183
3Washington$61,217$29.43494
4Massachusetts$53,177$25.57774
5Oregon$56,277$27.06263
6North Dakota$45,857$22.05190
7Wyoming$46,881$22.5473
8Nevada$49,333$23.72179
9Connecticut$52,048$25.02245
10District of Columbia$52,988$25.48302
11Minnesota$53,358$25.65401
12New York$50,518$24.291,294
13California$53,930$25.932,314
14New Mexico$45,817$22.03376
15New Hampshire$47,016$22.60139
16New Jersey$51,153$24.59509
17Utah$45,856$22.05264
18Delaware$45,709$21.98284
19Montana$46,534$22.3796
20Arizona$48,316$23.23371
21Wisconsin$46,369$22.29349
22Hawaii$49,138$23.6294
23Colorado$48,049$23.10412
24Illinois$46,776$22.49803
25Rhode Island$44,241$21.27105
26Vermont$44,425$21.3686
27Nebraska$44,301$21.30152
28Arkansas$44,230$21.26153
29Virginia$44,225$21.26801
30Kentucky$43,989$21.15209
31Michigan$43,991$21.15463
32West Virginia$42,687$20.5291
33South Dakota$39,197$18.84183
34Tennessee$41,906$20.15361
35Maryland$41,637$20.02566
36Oklahoma$38,155$18.34516
37North Carolina$40,400$19.42667
38Maine$38,982$18.74105
39Pennsylvania$41,114$19.77701
40Ohio$41,781$20.09475
41Kansas$35,697$17.16615
42Alabama$35,725$17.18649
43Texas$40,766$19.601,202
44Georgia$39,639$19.06617
45Missouri$38,596$18.56326
46Florida$36,436$17.52960
47Mississippi$33,167$15.95149
48Indiana$37,107$17.84345
49Iowa$36,879$17.73190
50Louisiana$32,815$15.78204
51South Carolina$32,200$15.48242

Highest Paying Cities For Communications Coordinators

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$61,560$29.60
2San Francisco, CA$57,818$27.80
3Portland, OR$56,355$27.09
4Saint Paul, MN$53,324$25.64
5Boston, MA$53,160$25.56
6Washington, DC$53,036$25.50
7New York, NY$50,504$24.28
8Fort Collins, CO$48,668$23.40
9Tucson, AZ$47,545$22.86
10Chicago, IL$46,888$22.54
11Menomonee Falls, WI$46,309$22.26
12Salt Lake City, UT$45,967$22.10
13Arlington, VA$45,693$21.97
14East Lansing, MI$44,116$21.21
15Lincoln, NE$44,079$21.19

Communications Coordinator Salary Details

Communications Coordinator Salary

What is a Communications Coordinator's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$59,000$4,917$28
75th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25
Average$45,455$3,788$22
25th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
10th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Coordinator$48,754$4,063$23.44151,508
Marketing & Events Coordinator$45,231$3,769$21.7584,375
Communications Manager Internship$35,842$2,987$17.23118,716
Media Coordinator$46,742$3,895$22.4735,285
Campaign Coordinator$44,324$3,694$21.3124,801
Development Coordinator$49,033$4,086$23.5783,671

How would you rate the starting salaries for Communications Coordinators, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

Michael Riecke

Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Oswego

Starting salaries in the field of media and communication are generally lower than most entry-level professional positions. It's partially a matter of supply and demand. I think young professionals perceive media and communication careers as more glamorous and exciting than other paths. As a result, employers often find themselves with plenty of resumes to sift through. As you advance through your career, you can expect moderate to substantial salary growth.

They may not openly admit it, but many employers see the first job as a test of who has the stamina, talent, and passion for succeeding. If a new employee puts in the effort, doesn't balk at long hours, and gets the job done well without a sizeable financial reward, it's generally interpreted by the employer as a sign of commitment. That display of commitment typically gets rewarded.
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Which Companies Pay Communications Coordinators The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Google and Stanford University are the highest paying companies for communications coordinators.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Google$80,437$38.6717
2Stanford University$60,714$29.1951
3Yahoo$58,491$28.121
4Citrix$56,200$27.02
5Clark Construction Group$55,490$26.688
6Swinerton$54,767$26.334
7Western Digital$51,832$24.925
8Citi$51,612$24.8123
9Argonne National Laboratory$51,514$24.772
10Forever 21$50,819$24.431
11Alhambra Unified School District$50,688$24.37
12McCarthy Holdings, Inc.$50,210$24.143
13Regis College$50,120$24.103
14University of California, Berkeley$50,079$24.0841
15California Academy of Sciences$50,065$24.07
16National Football League$49,903$23.9913
17Save A Lot$49,409$23.751
18Allan A. Myers$49,404$23.752
19Energy Transfer$49,097$23.6012
20University of Massachusetts Boston$48,435$23.291

How Much Do Communications Coordinators Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a communications coordinator salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The professional industry pays communications coordinators an average salary of $47,774

  2. The finance industry pay $46,003

  3. The lowest paying industry for communications coordinators is the health care industry. Communications coordinators in this industry earn an average salary of $44,019

Highest Paying Industries For Communications Coordinators

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Professional$47,774$22.97
2Finance$46,003$22.12
3Construction$45,353$21.80
4Retail$44,709$21.49
5Education$44,293$21.29
6Non Profits$44,276$21.29
7Hospitality$44,198$21.25
8Health Care$44,019$21.16

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Communications Coordinator Salary Trends

The salary for a communications coordinator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Communications Coordinator Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Communications Coordinator Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$45,500$21.85+2.6%
    2021$44,300$21.28+1.9%
    2020$43,400$20.88+1.2%
    2019$42,900$20.63+2.2%
    2018$42,000$20.19+2.2%

    Recently Added Communications Coordinator Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Central Washington UniversityUA Communications CoordinatorEllensburg, WA06/01/2022$40,333
    The Reserves NetworkCommunications CoordinatorTampa, FL06/01/2022$32,349
    AncorCommunications CoordinatorAlexandria, VA05/31/2022$55,000
    Cdc FoundationCommunications CoordinatorMaryland05/31/2022$65,000
    Fort Bend CountyCommunications Coordinator-Four Positions Available-Sheriff's OfficeRichmond, TX05/31/2022$49,527
    Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc.Lab Communications CoordinatorWashington, DC05/31/2022$67,807
    Fort Bend County Road & BridgeCommunications Coordinator-Four Positions Available-Sheriff's OfficeRichmond, TX05/31/2022$49,527
    Associated UniversityLab Communications CoordinatorWashington, DC05/31/2022$67,807
    AjilonCommunications and Strategy CoordinatorSan Diego, CA05/30/2022$43,827
    Johns Hopkins UniversityCommunications CoordinatorBaltimore, MD05/29/2022$36,710

    Communications Coordinator Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Communications Coordinators the most?

    Washington pays Communications Coordinators the most in the United States, with an average salary of $61,217 per year, or $29.43 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Communications Coordinator?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Communications Coordinator if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oregon you should be paid close to $56,277 per year.

    What type of Communications Coordinator gets paid the most?

    Senior Communications Specialist gets paid the most. Senior Communications Specialist made a median salary of $66,491. The best-paid 10 percent make $81,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $54,000.

    How much money does a communications director make?

    A communications director makes around $90,000 a year on average. However, this can vary significantly, with the bottom percentile earning only around $85,000 a year, while top earners can make over $130,000 as a communications director.

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