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Director OF Communications
$70K-$86K / yr. (est.)
$71K
$78,823 / year
$87K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Director OF Communications

What does a Director OF Communications do?

As Director OF Communications, we build and execute media strategies that align with international, national, and local initiatives, including industry-facing, public, and donor-facing content to meet strategic goals. We unify the industry's voice by building an informed community voice for public policy change, developing an inclusive, leading with evidence and thought, and demonstrating success in pilot communities. We also design and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communication plan to broaden awareness of APA, AMPA, and HASS to strengthen the brand's identity across key stakeholder audiences.

Core tasks:

  • engage in direct appropriate communication research
  • test and evaluate the company's communication tools, strategies, and tactics
  • regularly survey the communications and narrative ecosystems to ensure APA's messages narrative and communications remain relevant

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How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Director OF Communications?
On average, people work 7+ years in other positions prior to becoming a Director OF Communications.
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JournalistSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
🙄 Why do we have to follow such a rigid career path to become a Director? Can't experience and skills be enough?
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Public Relations SpecialistNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
This is just discouraging. I thought my experience as a Public Relations Specialist would be enough. 😭
How Long Do Director OF Communications Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Director OF Communicationss works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Software EngineerSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
Being a Director OF Communications is overrated, just like a floppy disk 📼. The tech industry demands skills that are lightyears beyond talking. We create groundbreaking technology!
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AccountantHouston, TX - 7 months ago
Let's not forget that without the meticulous financial planning and reporting done by accountants like me, there would be no budgets for these Directors OF Communications to work with.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Director OF Communications Employees?
Moderate job changes in Director OF Communications, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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HR ManagerDallas, TX - 7 months ago
Of course a Director OF Communications can reduce turnover! They have the skills to effectively engage and retain employees.
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Graphic DesignerMiami, FL - 7 months ago
lol. 😂 Directors OF Communications just create colorful infographics while teams crumble under poor leadership.

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Director OF Communications's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Director OF Communications typically studied at.
Boston University
New York University

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Director OF Communications Employees?
Gender ratio in Director OF Communications position: 0.468338213762811 Male and 0.531661786237189 Female. Age ratio in Director OF Communications position: 16-20: 5%, 21-30: 42%, 31-40: 32%, 41-50: 15%, 51-60: 5%, 60+: 1%. Director OF Communications position is predominantly female (53.2%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Director OF CommunicationsBoston, MA - 7 months ago
Why is there such a huge drop in the age group between 31-40 and 41-50? Are people leaving the Director OF Communications role at that age? 🤔
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Director OF CommunicationsNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
I can attest to the female dominance in the Director OF Communications role. But why is the 21-30 age group still the largest? We need more diversity in all aspects! ✊

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Director OF Communications?
Top employers of Director OF Communications position: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Microsoft Corporation. People who work in Director OF Communications position most typically go on to work for the American Cancer Society.
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Director OF CommunicationsNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
Why isn't there any comment or data about salaries for this position? That's crucial information!
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Director OF CommunicationsSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
I'm not surprised to see American Heart Association as a top employer. They are making a real impact!
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Microsoft Corporation
What Industries Does Director OF Communications Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Director OF Communications: Religious / Grantmaking / Civic, Education, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Public Administration, Health Care. Director OF Communications employees most likely come from a Religious / Grantmaking / Civic industry background.
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Director OF CommunicationsNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
As a Director of Communications in education, I completely disagree! We are constantly adapting and innovating our strategies to reach students effectively. 🙌
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Director OF CommunicationsMiami, FL - 7 months ago
Y'all need to understand that the public administration sector also requires strict regulations on communication, it doesn't mean we lack creativity! 🤨

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Director OF Communications?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The women/men ratio is well balanced.
What is the most common age of a Director OF Communications?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The typical age is 33.
How much experience is typically required to work as a Director OF Communications?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for 7 years on average to become a Director OF Communications.
What industries does a Director OF Communications typically work in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
For a Director OF Communications it’s the most likely to work in the Public Administration.
Do I need a degree to work as a Director OF Communications?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Bachelor of Arts degree could not hurt if you want to be a Director OF Communications
Which company is likely to have openings for Director OF Communications positions?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Working as a Director OF Communications it might be a good next step to work for American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Microsoft Corporation, UnitedHealth Group and U.S. House of Representatives
How long do you usually work as a Director OF Communications before changing to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for 4 years before considering changing to another role.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a Director OF Communications?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
On average a Director OF Communications works for only a few companies.
What occupations do people usually work in before becoming a Director OF Communications?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
A Director OF Communications probably worked as Communications Manager, Editor or Communications Director before
What typical professions people working as a Director OF Communications switch to?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Vice President OF Communications, Vice President or Executive Director can be a good next step
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