Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Communications Director make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$96,265 / yrTotal Pay
$73,637 / yrBase Pay
$22,629 / yrAdditional Pay

$96,265

 / yr
$48K$298K
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The estimated total pay for a Communications Director is $96,265 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $73,637 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,629 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Communications Director?

Some related job titles are Director of Corporate Communications Salaries with median pay of $111,017, Corporate Communications Manager Salaries with median pay of $102,082, Director of Corporate Communications Salaries with median pay of $136,443, Director of Marketing and Communications Salaries with median pay of $110,358.

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United States House of Representatives
4.0

United States House of Representatives

Communications Director

$77,741

 /yr
Range: $57K - $156K

$57K

$156K

$56,810 - $156,487 Range

U.S. Senate
4.1

U.S. Senate

Communications Director

$118,208

 /yr
Range: $72K - $170K

$72K

$170K

$72,000 - $170,000 Range

American Heart Association
4.1

American Heart Association

Communications Director

$66,691

 /yr
Range: $57K - $123K

$57K

$123K

$56,904 - $122,709 Range

New York City Council
3.7

New York City Council

Communications Director

$48,749

 /yr
Range: $42K - $76K

$42K

$76K

$42,130 - $76,025 Range

United States Congress
4.0

United States Congress

Communications Director

$84,096

 /yr
Range: $58K - $129K

$58K

$129K

$58,000 - $128,744 Range

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3.7

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Communications Director

$49,859

 /yr
Range: $49K - $120K

$49K

$120K

$48,780 - $120,000 Range

California State Assembly
3.7

California State Assembly

Communications Director

$68,023

 /yr
Range: $43K - $80K

$43K

$80K

$43,191 - $79,866 Range

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NIKE
4.1

NIKE

Communications Director

$165,130

 /yr
Range: $144K - $202K

$144K

$202K

$143,596 - $202,078 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Communications Director

$199,521

 /yr
Range: $180K - $209K

$180K

$209K

$180,186 - $209,291 Range

Kaiser Permanente
3.9

Kaiser Permanente

Communications Director

$190,998

 /yr
Range: $145K - $204K

$145K

$204K

$145,172 - $203,907 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Communications Director

$231,539

 /yr
Range: $216K - $284K

$216K

$284K

$215,956 - $284,346 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Communications Director

$58,527

 /yr
Range: $41K - $120K

$41K

$120K

$41,076 - $120,161 Range

NY State Senate
3.5

NY State Senate

Communications Director

$60,464

 /yr
Range: $52K - $104K

$52K

$104K

$52,187 - $104,324 Range

New York State Assembly
3.5

New York State Assembly

Communications Director

$49,423

 /yr
Range: $38K - $99K

$38K

$99K

$37,846 - $99,424 Range

California State Senate
3.5

California State Senate

Communications Director

$86,610

 /yr
Range: $49K - $109K

$49K

$109K

$49,266 - $109,000 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Communications Director

$119,663

 /yr
Range: $82K - $181K

$82K

$181K

$81,801 - $180,534 Range

American Cancer Society
3.7

American Cancer Society

Communications Director

$87,246

 /yr
Range: $72K - $132K

$72K

$132K

$71,537 - $132,435 Range

American Red Cross
3.5

American Red Cross

Communications Director

$74,463

 /yr
Range: $65K - $112K

$65K

$112K

$64,952 - $111,701 Range

Massachusetts Senate

Communications Director

$55,517

 /yr
Range: $46K - $68K

$46K

$68K

$46,353 - $68,168 Range

University of Minnesota
4.2

University of Minnesota

Communications Director

$90,850

 /yr
Range: $72K - $130K

$72K

$130K

$72,490 - $130,433 Range

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$65,000

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8 days ago by a Communications Director with 4 to 6 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Director of Digital Communications with 4 to 6 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Director, Communications with 7 to 9 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Communications Director with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Director of Communication with 7 to 9 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Communications Director with less than one year of experience

$135,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Director of Communications with more than 15 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Director of Communications with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Communications Director salaries

The national average salary for a Communications Director is $87,954 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Communications Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1230 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Communications Director employees.

The highest salary for a Communications Director in United States is $159,318 per year.

The lowest salary for a Communications Director in United States is $48,557 per year.

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