How much does a Communications Editor I make in the United States? The average Communications Editor I salary in the United States is $59,913 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $52,251 and $70,792. 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 Editor I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Communications Editor I Salary $45,276 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Communications Editor I Salary $52,251 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Communications Editor I Salary $59,913 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Communications Editor I Salary $70,792 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Communications Editor I Salary $80,697 US April 24, 2024
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What skills does a Communications Editor I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Photography: Photography is the art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. It is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing (e.g., photolithography), and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result with photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically "developed" into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing.

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Internal Communications: Internal communications (IC) is the function responsible for effective communications among participants within an organization. The scope of the function varies by organization and practitioner, from producing and delivering messages and campaigns on behalf of management, to facilitating two-way dialogue and developing the communication skills of the organization's participants. Modern understanding of internal communications is a field of its own and draws on the theory and practice of related professions, not least journalism, knowledge management, public relations (e.g., media relations), marketing and human resources, as well as wider organizational studies, communication theory, social psychology, sociology and political science.

Leadership 7.4%
Photography 2.29%
Internal Communications 1.69%
Others 88.62%

Job Description for Communications Editor I

Communications Editor I writes, prepares, and/or reviews content to be used in company publications. Coordinates the preparation of company publications and articles with various departments. Being a Communications Editor I reviews artwork and verifies facts. Ensures all work follows editorial policies and standards. Additionally, Communications Editor I maintains company's identity, design standards, and policies. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Communications Editor I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Communications Editor I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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For Communications Editor I, the first career path typically starts with a Communications Editor II position, and then progresses to Communications Editor IV.

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Communications Editor I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Communications Editor I, the highest Communications Editor I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Communications Editor I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Communications Editor I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Communications Editor I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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