Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $55K to $121K per year, median earnings come to $77K annually. Total cash compensation for Corporate Communications Managers runs from $55K to $121K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 74 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The majority of Corporate Communications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,595 - $110,439
$55K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,807
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50%
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$0$121K
Salary $54,595 - $110,439
Bonus $1,030 - $20,000
Profit Sharing $78.91 - $13,989
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$55,332 - $121,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 264

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Job Description for Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate communications managers are in charge of managing their company's communications efforts. They are responsible for reviewing and approving company statements, as well as participating in drafting corporate communications. These managers also manage public relations initiatives and develop partnerships with other agencies to further both organizations' objectives. Their main duties include handling media inquiries, overseeing organizational social media efforts, and ensuring the company is up to date with current marketing trends. They also develop content for campaigns, create press releases, and help simplify complex technical topics for consumer audiences.

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Corporate Communications Manager Tasks

  • Develop and manage internal and external communication programs across a variety of media platforms.
  • Assist with special projects, including company anniversaries, speeches, special initiatives, etc.
  • Oversee the intranet and internal communications, ensuring relevant content and tools.
  • Collaborate with departments to plan, launch, and assess specific marketing objectives.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Communications Manager


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Corporate Communications Managers who move on to become Corporate Communications Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Corporate Communications Directors get paid an average of $104K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Project Management and Technical Writing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Corporate Communications also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Corporate Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 122 salaries. A Corporate Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,687

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 74 percent, Corporate Communications Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Mountain View (+19 percent), Denver (+16 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Corporate Communications Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Corporate Communications Managers in Washington bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Dallas and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less).

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Key Stats for Corporate Communications Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$80,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Employee Relations
▲7%



National Average
$80,000

Corporate Communications
▼1%


Technical Writing
▼5%

Project Management
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 8%
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