Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – 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 36,0 50 209 61 709 54 916 29,23 43,70
Level 2 36,1 59 542 78 801 73 565 39,21 58,53
Level 3 36,7 79 764 97 212 94 649 49,43 73,78
Public sector2
Level 1 35,8 50 493 59 975 55 651 29,74 45,90
Level 2 35,7 60 259 80 089 75 870 40,80 61,97
Level 3 36,4 79 687 94 080 92 337 48,64 74,44
Private sector
Level 1 36,4 49 631 65 249 53 724 28,42 40,36
Level 2 37,0 57 678 75 442 68 325 35,60 51,35
Level 3 37,4 79 933 104 009 99 639 51,14 72,46
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 34,4 66 809 86 128 83 381 46,65 77,91
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 36,4 49 527 65 046 53 466 28,26 40,06
Level 2 37,1 57 106 74 770 67 513 35,00 50,08
Level 3 37,4 79 878 103 864 99 281 50,89 71,98
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 35,9 x x 50 477 26,98 36,40
Level 2 37,2 48 028 70 857 64 365 33,36 45,94
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 36,5 49 076 64 940 54 707 28,85 41,57
Level 2 37,0 58 532 75 850 68 713 35,82 51,89
Level 3 x x x x x x
Manufacturing
Level 1 37,4 x x 53 511 27,47 38,74
Level 2 37,9 62 016 79 956 74 966 38,06 55,31
Level 3 37,9 90 154 118 425 115 749 58,63 89,34
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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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