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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Marketing Communications Specialist Salary

$52,730 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

$25.35 hourly

Entry level Salary
$36,000 yearly
$36,000
10 %
$52,730
Median
$76,000
90 %

How much does a Marketing Communications Specialist make?

Marketing communications specialists make $52,730 per year on average, or $25.35 per hour, in the United States. Marketing communications specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $76,000.

Location impacts how much a marketing communications specialist can expect to make. Marketing communications specialists make the most in Washington, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Maine.

Highest Paying States For Marketing Communications Specialists

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

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Marketing Communications Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Delaware$70,079$33.69313
2District of Columbia$71,442$34.35433
3Maine$62,111$29.86268
4Alaska$62,025$29.82163
5New York$65,551$31.512,393
6Pennsylvania$59,345$28.532,227
7Connecticut$60,878$29.27672
8Washington$87,139$41.891,012
9Rhode Island$56,377$27.10236
10Minnesota$57,100$27.451,253
11New Hampshire$55,887$26.87352
12New Jersey$65,758$31.611,071
13Oregon$59,777$28.74657
14Idaho$55,297$26.59289
15Colorado$56,859$27.341,090
16Massachusetts$57,905$27.841,489
17Michigan$54,101$26.011,192
18California$61,659$29.644,459
19North Carolina$51,334$24.681,799
20Virginia$51,554$24.791,871
21Texas$51,153$24.593,632
22Tennessee$51,716$24.86843
23South Carolina$53,089$25.52580
24Nevada$50,535$24.30355
25Maryland$51,343$24.681,236
26Wisconsin$50,118$24.10893
27South Dakota$45,712$21.98221
28Iowa$49,596$23.84555
29Kentucky$49,645$23.87535
30Ohio$49,960$24.021,417
31Illinois$51,380$24.701,652
32Hawaii$44,184$21.24213
33Montana$47,604$22.89198
34Arkansas$45,489$21.87448
35Vermont$44,769$21.52188
36Georgia$47,286$22.731,755
37Kansas$46,457$22.34482
38North Dakota$42,691$20.52201
39Utah$44,790$21.53584
40Nebraska$43,797$21.06435
41Arizona$44,774$21.53967
42Wyoming$36,779$17.68170
43West Virginia$43,578$20.95241
44Alabama$45,068$21.67522
45Missouri$45,621$21.93786
46Indiana$44,506$21.40814
47Florida$40,927$19.682,601
48New Mexico$42,580$20.47286
49Oklahoma$42,700$20.53372
50Louisiana$40,421$19.43434
51Mississippi$35,484$17.06293

Highest Paying Cities For Marketing Communications Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$88,146$42.38
2San Francisco, CA$67,210$32.31
3New York, NY$65,658$31.57
4Boston, MA$57,836$27.81
5Saint Paul, MN$57,196$27.50
6Broomfield, CO$56,999$27.40
7Arlington, VA$53,249$25.60
8Raleigh, NC$52,015$25.01
9Chicago, IL$51,630$24.82
10Irving, TX$51,553$24.79
11Cleveland, OH$51,380$24.70
12Rockville, MD$51,113$24.57
13Madison, WI$49,684$23.89
14Atlanta, GA$47,520$22.85
15Manhattan, KS$46,753$22.48

Marketing Communications Specialist Salary Details

Marketing Communications Specialist Salary

What is a Marketing Communications Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$76,000$6,333$37
75th Percentile$64,000$5,333$31
Average$52,730$4,394$25
25th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
10th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Marketing Lead$109,555$9,130$52.6792,987
Communications Internship$32,326$2,694$15.5462,641
Communications Project Manager$86,575$7,215$41.62146,055
Communications Consultant$57,383$4,782$27.5929,942
Marketing Analyst$59,602$4,967$28.6595,650
Marketing Consultant$67,448$5,621$32.4388,935

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Intel Jobs (12)
  2. IBM Jobs (24)
  3. Honeywell Jobs (18)
  4. Siemens Jobs (21)
  5. AT&T Jobs (11)

Which Companies Pay Marketing Communications Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Mayer Brown and Juniper Networks are the highest paying companies for marketing communications specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Mayer Brown$117,197$56.344
2Juniper Networks$102,513$49.295
3Infinera$98,718$47.46
4Intel$93,197$44.81156
5Apple$88,786$42.69128
6Oracle$85,892$41.29131
7Micron Technology$85,515$41.1116
8Ciena$80,754$38.822
9Applied Materials$80,201$38.5657
10Raytheon Technologies$79,624$38.2839
11Siemens$79,431$38.19202
12UCI Health$79,211$38.084
13W. R. Berkley$78,774$37.875
14Crestron Electronics$78,482$37.7312
15Tetra Tech$78,190$37.5926
16Tuality Healthcare$77,098$37.071
17Gunderson Dettmer$77,069$37.054
18Dana-Farber Cancer Institute$76,769$36.916
19Arkansas Children's Hospital$76,484$36.77
20Black & Veatch$73,370$35.2797

How Much Do Marketing Communications Specialists Make In Different Industries?

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

  1. The finance industry pays marketing communications specialists an average salary of $74,013

  2. The health care industry pay $70,877

  3. The lowest paying industry for marketing communications specialists is the professional industry. Marketing communications specialists in this industry earn an average salary of $66,541

Highest Paying Industries For Marketing Communications Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$74,013$35.58
2Health Care$70,877$34.08
3Technology$70,076$33.69
4Manufacturing$69,422$33.38
5Media$67,939$32.66
6Retail$66,942$32.18
7Professional$66,541$31.99

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Marketing Communications Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for a marketing communications specialist 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.

Marketing Communications Specialist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$31,600$15.18
Mid Level$51,200$24.59
Senior Level$86,900$41.77

Average Marketing Communications Specialist Salary Over Time

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

    Marketing Communications Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$52,700$25.35+3.1%
    2021$51,100$24.57+1.1%
    2020$50,600$24.31-0.2%
    2019$50,700$24.36+1.1%
    2018$50,100$24.10+0.7%

    Recently Added Marketing Communications Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Nonprofit JobsMarketing & Communications SpecialistEdina, MN05/31/2022$48,000
    PerspectaCommunications & Marketing SpecialistHerndon, VA05/31/2022$36,000
    PeratonCommunications & Marketing SpecialistHerndon, VA05/31/2022$36,000
    Creative Engagement SolutionsCommunications and Marketing SpecialistArlington, VA05/31/2022$50,000
    TSNEMarketing & Communications SpecialistEdina, MN05/31/2022$48,000
    University of FloridaMarketing and Communications SpecialistGainesville, FL05/29/2022$52,000
    AppleoneMarketing & Communications SpecialistCharlotte, NC05/27/2022$57,000
    Capitol TxMarketing Communications SpecialistHouston, TX05/25/2022$35,218
    Johns Manville CorpMarketing Communications SpecialistDenver, CO05/24/2022$62,000
    Trimble Inc.Marketing Communication Specialist-ReturnshipBoone, CO05/23/2022$53,000

    Marketing Communications Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Marketing Communications Specialists the most?

    Washington pays Marketing Communications Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $87,139 per year, or $41.89 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Marketing Communications Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $71,442 per year.

    What type of Marketing Communications Specialist gets paid the most?

    Marketing Lead gets paid the most. Marketing Lead made a median salary of $109,554. The best-paid 10 percent make $132,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $90,000.

    How much do marketing specialists get paid?

    Marketing specialists get paid about $52,097 yearly or $25.05 per hour. On the lower end of the salary range, they can get paid $35,000 a year, usually for an entry-level position. On the higher end, they can make about $76,000.

    How much does a marketing communications specialist make?

    A marketing communications specialist makes $51,780 per year, on average. Entry-level communications specialists will make closer to $40,000 annually, while experienced communications specialists make upwards of $65,000 a year.

    What is the role of a communications specialist?

    The role of a communications specialist is to communicate critical information or to create or maintain a stylized company image. These professionals typically work in the offices of advertising or PR firms, educational administrations, government agencies, or any large company.

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