Communications Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chevron
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a communications specialist make?
Communications Specialists in America make an average salary of $44,637 per year or $21.46 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $66,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $29,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Communications Specialists are Health Care companies and Professional companies. Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Virginia, and Oregon have the highest paying Communications Specialist jobs. The typical tenure for a Communications Specialist is 3.2 years.

Average Communications Specialist Salary By Location

Communications Specialists in the US makes an average salary of $44,637 per year or $21.46 per hour. Working in Seattle, WA as a Communications Specialist will pay you the highest wages at around $60,149 per year. The Seattle, WA average entry-level salary for Communications Specialists is $37,000. Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Virginia, and Oregon are the states with the highest payscale for Communications Specialists. Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, and Indiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Communications Specialist Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Communications Specialist Salary By Company

Communications Specialists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Communications Specialists are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Companies like Chevron or Google will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like JPMorgan Chase or McKinsey & Company, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Communications Specialists.

Average Communications Specialist Pay By Industry

Wages for Communications Specialists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Finance companies, Manufacturing companies, and Telecommunication companies tend to have the highest salaries for Communications Specialists. Salaries for Communications Specialists in Finance companies average $48,256 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Telecommunication companies pay $46,559 and $46,311, respectively. The average salary for Communications Specialists in the Government industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $41,600.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$48,256
$48k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$46,559
$47k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$46,311
$46k
Technology
Technology
$44,143
$44k
Health Care
Health Care
$44,076
$44k
Retail
Retail
$42,799
$43k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$42,104
$42k
Government
Government
$41,600
$42k

Communications Specialist Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Communications Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Communications Specialist can range from $27,366 to $56,589 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$30,170
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