How much does a Communications Editor III make in the United States? The average Communications Editor III salary in the United States is $95,020 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $83,949 and $108,509. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Communications Editor III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Communications Editor III Salary $73,869 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Communications Editor III Salary $83,949 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Communications Editor III Salary $95,020 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Communications Editor III Salary $108,509 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Communications Editor III Salary $120,789 US January 26, 2024
25% $83,949 10% $73,869 90% $120,789 75% $108,509 $95,020 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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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.


Presentation: Presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.


Digital Marketing: Digital marketing is the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, mainly on the Internet, but also including mobile phones, display advertising, and any other digital medium. Digital marketing's development since the 1990s and 2000s has changed the way brands and businesses use technology for marketing. As digital platforms are increasingly incorporated into marketing plans and everyday life, and as people use digital devices instead of visiting physical shops, digital marketing campaigns are becoming more prevalent and efficient. Digital marketing methods such as search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, influencer marketing, content automation, campaign marketing, data-driven marketing, e-commerce marketing, social media marketing, social media optimization, e-mail direct marketing, Display advertising, e–books, and optical disks and games are becoming more common in our advancing technology. In fact, digital marketing now extends to non-Internet channels that provide digital media, such as mobile phones (SMS and MMS), callback, and on-hold mobile ring tones. In essence, this extension to non-Internet channels helps to differentiate digital marketing from online marketing, another catch-all term for the marketing methods mentioned above, which strictly occur online.


Content Creation: Content creation is the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. Content is "something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing or any of various arts" for self-expression, distribution, marketing and/or publication. Typical forms of content creation include maintaining and updating web sites, blogging, photography, videography, online commentary, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media. A Pew survey described content creation as the creation of "the material people contribute to the online world."

Presentation 1.6%
Digital Marketing 0.5%
Content Creation 0.38%
Others 97.52%

Job Description for Communications Editor III

Communications Editor III 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 III reviews artwork and verifies facts. Ensures all work follows editorial policies and standards. Additionally, Communications Editor III maintains company's identity, design standards, and policies. May provide guidance to lower-level staff. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Communications Editor III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Communications Editor III typically requires 4-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Communications Editor III, the upper level is Communications Editor IV and then progresses to Communications Editor Supervisor.

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Communications Editor III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Communications Editor III, the highest Communications Editor III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Communications Editor III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Communications Editor III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Communications Editor III salary is 2.9% 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
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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