The average pay for a Chief Communications Officer is $116,881 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Corporate Communications and Media / Public Relations.

$64,875 - $236,569
MEDIAN: $116,881

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$65,371 - $253,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Chief Communications Officer

The chief communications officer would typically report to a senior vice president, a chief retail officer, a president, a cabinet, a board of trustees, and/or a chief information officer within a university, bank, or credit union. They would typically provide strategic leadership for institutional marketing and messaging. Through collaboration, they contribute to build marketing and communications programs to reach organizational objectives.


Chief Communications Officer Tasks

  • Manage and oversee budgets and key metrics.
  • Direct information between units, departments, and management.
  • Write and edit communications and external-facing communications.
  • Handle negative publicity, information about legislation, and research ongoing trends.

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Experience Affects Chief Communications Officer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Chief Communications Officer Salaries

Corporate Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Marketing Communications
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


54 %
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 4%