Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Communications professional (201)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 36,3 42 903 54 636 53 454 28,22 40,75
Level 2 36,0 58 531 78 425 72 851 38,93 58,29
Level 3 36,5 77 921 95 794 93 392 49,02 73,79
Public sector2
Level 1 35,6 47 900 56 804 53 115 28,56 43,78
Level 2 35,5 59 029 79 386 74 724 40,32 61,66
Level 3 36,2 77 182 92 729 90 958 48,16 74,20
Private sector
Level 1 37,1 38 162 52 579 53 816 27,87 37,81
Level 2 36,9 57 310 75 970 68 752 35,88 51,51
Level 3 37,3 79 752 103 400 99 400 51,14 72,85
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 34,3 61 945 82 951 80 656 45,16 74,08
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 37,1 38 034 52 407 53 708 27,79 37,66
Level 2 37,1 56 973 75 441 67 993 35,28 50,23
Level 3 37,3 79 728 103 284 99 023 50,88 72,35
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 35,8 55 326 85 162 79 782 42,88 59,83
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 37,1 37 507 51 983 53 812 27,80 37,75
Level 2 37,0 57 513 74 985 67 683 35,20 50,73
Level 3 x x x x x x
Manufacturing
Level 1 37,5 x x 52 749 26,94 35,44
Level 2 37,7 63 716 83 227 75 782 38,58 56,91
Level 3 37,9 87 433 115 315 112 881 57,20 86,82
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called �La méthodologie� in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the �other public� sector (municipal government, public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Communications professional designs and implements communications policies and information programs, publicizes activities and maintains media relations on behalf of companies or organizations. Applies a good knowledge of needs and expectations to carry out activities fostering the circulation of information and the promotion of communications within the company or organization. Tasks vary according to the field of activity.

Education requirement

University degree in communications or in another appropriate discipline

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 3 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Fields of activity

  • Media and public relations
  • Internal communications
  • External communications
  • Government relations

Examples of job titles

  • Public affairs officer
  • Communications officer
  • Media relations officer
  • Publicist
  • Government relations officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Information agent

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To be excluded from this job

  • Journalist