How much does a Communications Director make in the United States? The average Communications Director salary in the United States is $153,853 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $131,194 and $179,730. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Communications Director manages organization's internal/external communications activities including advertising, marketing, media relations etc. Directs and oversees communications programs that effectively describe and promote the organization and its products. May conduct market or public opinion research to assess program outcomes. Being a Communications Director suggests promotional campaign ideas in various types of media, as well as counsels top management on effective communication strategies. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Communications Director typically reports to top management. The Communications Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Communications Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Communications Director do?
Communications Director in Abington, PA
Support brand development and stewardship through thoughtful marketing and public relation strategies.
December 04, 2020
Manage and support Chancellor communications and crisis communications, and serve as the unit spokesperson, in the absence of the Director.
February 27, 2021
Collaborate with the graphic designer and web manager to support marketing initiatives.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Communications Director in the United States. The base salary for Communications Director ranges from $131,194 to $179,730 with the average base salary of $153,853. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $140,873 to $205,339 with the average total cash compensation of $171,558.