Chief Communications Officer Salary

A Chief Communications Officer earns an average salary of $116,881 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Corporate Communications and Marketing Communications. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$61,456 - $236,569
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MEDIAN: $116,881
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$61,456 - $236,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,633  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$62,749 - $250,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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.

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Chief Communications Officer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Communications Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Communications Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Communications Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Communications Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Chief Communications Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 29 salaries. A Chief Communications Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $170,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,946

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Key Stats for Chief Communications Officer

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Chief Communications Officer Salaries

▲47%

▲26%

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Chief Communications Officer Salaries

Corporate Communications
▲72%



National Average
$116,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 4%