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Communications Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$82,526 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Communications Specialist is $82,526 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Communications Specialist is between $58,853 and $102,006. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Communications Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Coordinates the internal communications that occurs within an organization.
  • Devises, designs, and edits communication for items such as memos, emails, fundraisers, contests, brochures, newsletters, and other internal publications.
  • Writes, copyedits, proofreads, and revises communications content as necessary.
  • Prepares strategic communication plan for company.
  • Ensures communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization's strategic vision.
Communications Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 233,730

Estimated population of Communications Specialist jobs: 66,122

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Communications Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Marketing Communications Specialist
Jun 2
Chicago, IL, USA
... of marketing communications, campaigns and literature with the aim to grow Essentra's active ... Interacts with Digital Marketing Specialist to enhance website content. * Manages annual marketing ...
Marketing Communications Specialist - Junior Associate
Apr 17
Palatine, IL, USA
Chicago Marketing Northwest
The Marketing Communications Specialist will work closely with the Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Director to drive revenue while educating new market territories about services offered ...
Social Media Specialist
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
O'Malley Hansen Communications
Social Media Strategist O'Malley Hansen Communications is an agency focused on building brand visibility and company reputation through national and local media relations, social media, employee ...
B2B Communications Specialist
Jun 26
Chicago, IL, USA
The B2B Communications Specialist's primary role is to develop and execute multi-channel communication plans with personalized content to support the B2B communication strategy. You will be tasked to ...
Entry Level Communications Assistant
Jun 25
Loop, IL, USA
To build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on ... a specialist company in branding products and services for our prestigious clients. We have a ...
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