Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Communications Specialist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$58,494 / yrTotal Pay
$54,701 / yrBase Pay
$3,793 / yrAdditional Pay

$58,494

 / yr
$38K$90K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Communications Specialist is $58,494 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $54,701 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 $3,793 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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Related Job Titles

For Communications Specialist

Some related job titles are Communications Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $55,290, Communications Manager Salaries with median pay of $85,812, Internal Communications Specialist Salaries with median pay of $62,442, Marketing Communications Specialist Salaries with median pay of $63,257.

Top Paying Companies

For a Communications Specialist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Communications Specialist in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and Oracle.

1
Google
Google
$127,050/yr
2
Meta
$125,106/yr
3
Oracle
$121,774/yr
6
eBay
$111,871/yr
10
PayPal
$101,477/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Communications Specialist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Communications Specialist in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $92,449, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $91,678, Information Technology with a median total pay of $87,798, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $84,413, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $82,687.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$92,449

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$91,678

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$87,798

    21% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$84,413

    17% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$82,687

    16% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Top paying companies in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Communications Specialist are Johnson & Johnson and MilliporeSigma.

Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson$94,429/yr
MilliporeSigmaMilliporeSigma$90,469/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Media & Communications?

Media and communications jobs are expected to see increased demand due to growth in different communications platforms. Digital expertise will become increasingly important as consumers continue to shift away from print, radio and television and towards electronic media. Most media & communications careers require higher education, although this varies greatly depending on the field, and usually offer above-average pay.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Communications Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Communications Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Marketing and Communications Associate

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$73,500

/yr

$70K | $4K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Communications Associate

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,800

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Outreach Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Internal Comms Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Communications Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$69,526

/yr

$65K | $4K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Communications Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$75,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Communications Specialist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Communications Specialist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Communications Specialist is $54,701 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Communications Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7896 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Communications Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Communications Specialist in United States is $82,930 per year.

The lowest salary for a Communications Specialist in United States is $36,081 per year.

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