Communications Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Communications Director make in the United States? The average Communications Director salary in the United States is $146,273 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $124,729 and $170,872. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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 2019 Salary.com)

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