Chief Communications Officer Salary

The average pay for a Chief Communications Officer is $121,163 per year. A skill in Media / Public Relations is associated with high pay for this job.

$57,779 - $227,809
MEDIAN: $121,163

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$57,779 - $227,809  
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$58,734 - $237,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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 Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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Corporate Communications
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National Average

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 2%