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Salary Director of Marketing Communications

6a0147e05adc32970b01bb08d75c74970d-320wiThe following estimates are from three sources on the same day (January 17, 2019).  Actual pay varies greatly by location.  Read the job description. 


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Average Marketing Communications Director Salary  $79,705


$45,394 - $132,370



$505 - $24,934


Profit Sharing

$497 - $9,483





Total Pay (?)

$44,142 - $145,242


Job Description for Marketing Communications Director

Marketing communications directors are responsible for directing marketing and communication activities for their organizations, as well as leading a department to reach all goals in a timely manner.

These directors work in an office environment and use a personal computer to review marketing reports and communication materials and create strategies to compete at a high level with other organizations. They are typically responsible for approving marketing programs and modifying requirements for communications, and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask on projects are important in this position. These directors are also responsible for providing concepts to marketing specialists to generate graphics, content, and videos to be posted in print or social media, and they may have a team of professionals to respond to current and potential clients. They also share marketing information with other company departments, such as sales and accounting. 

Marketing communication directors must help research new purchase patterns and target marketing campaigns to specific population sectors, as well as redact communication files to express company objectives in a clear manner. They must provide leadership and technical skills to resolve issues as they arise, and also assist with training efforts and report their progress to the marketing vice president in their organization. They often use analytics in their decision making processes and should work well in a fast-paced environment to achieve all marketing and communication goals.

A bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in a relevant capacity is highly beneficial. Industry certifications are also helpful. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Marketing Communications Director Tasks

  • Oversee communication press releases, scripts and editorials.
  • Monitor market changes and adjust marketing strategies accordingly in order to remain competitive.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning, staff and advertising budget development.
  • Collaborate with management to set and coordinate marketing planning and public relations.
  • Direct, plan and coordinate the marketing communications effort of the organization.


As of Jan 11, 2019, the average annual pay for a Director Of Marketing Communications in the United States is $96,222 a year.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $190,500 and as low as $36,500, the majority of Director Of Marketing Communications salaries currently range between $67,500 (25th percentile) to $108,500 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Director Of Marketing Communications varies little (about $41,000), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Director Of Marketing Communications job market in both Bellingham, WA and the surrounding area is very active. People working as a Director Of Marketing Communications in your area are making on average $93,526 per year or $2,696 (3%) less than the national average annual salary of $96,222. Washington ranks number 14 out of 50 states nationwide for Director Of Marketing Communications salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Director Of Marketing Communications jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Director of Marketing Communications Salaries

About This Data  2,439 Salaries Updated Jan 16, 2019

Average Base Pay  $102,835/yr     $69K  Low     $103K  Average   $151K High

How much does a Director of Marketing Communications make?

The national average salary for a Director of Marketing Communications is $102,835 in United States. Filter by location to see Director of Marketing Communications salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,439 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director of Marketing Communications employees

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