COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$65,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$65,000
Median 50%
$105,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Redwood City, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a communications director make?
As a Communications Director in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $65,959 per year or $31.71 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $105,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000. Health Care companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Maine have the highest paying Communications Director jobs. The typical tenure for a Communications Director is 3.1 years.

Average Communications Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Communications Director makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Communications Directors are in Health Care companies and Internet companies. Communications Directors at First Command Financial Services and Cisco Systems report the highest salaries. Companies like Facebook and Novartis also report very competitive wages for Communications Directors.

Average Communications Director Salary By Location

As a Communications Director in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $65,959 per year or $31.71 per hour. The top city when it comes to Communications Director salaries is Redwood City, CA at $83,886 per year. The average starting salary in Redwood City, CA for Communications Directors is $41,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Communications Director salaries are Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Maine. The lowest earning states are Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Redwood City, CA
$83,886
2
Anchorage, AK
$78,610
3
Beaverton, OR
$70,639
4
Portland, ME
$69,987
5
Boston, MA
$68,509

Average Communications Director Salary By Industry

Wages for Communications Directors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Communications Directors. Salaries for Communications Directors in Manufacturing companies average $70,479 annually, while Health Care companies and Professional companies pay $70,189 and $68,772, respectively. The average salary for Communications Directors in the Finance industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $54,662.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$70,479
2
Health Care
$70,189
3
Professional
$68,772
4
Hospitality
$67,126
5
Real Estate
$61,816

RECENTLY ADDED Communications Director SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Oregon
Communications Director
10/31/2019
$36,000
Metropolitan Council
Communications Director
10/31/2019
$114,000
University of Wisconsin Madison
Communications Director
10/17/2019
$70,000
American University
Communications Director
10/15/2019
$47,500
City of Seattle
Communications Director
10/08/2019
$102,458
Lake Oswego School District
Communications Director
09/30/2019
$89,390
Govhr USA
Communications Director
09/30/2019
$130,000
Midmo Careers
Communications Director
09/30/2019
$50,000
Austin Community College
Communications Director
09/30/2019
$59,830
MSP Metropolitan Council
Communications Director
09/30/2019
$114,000
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