Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Median pay for Corporate Communications Managers in the United States is around $75K per year. In the world of Corporate Communications Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $111K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $11K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 72 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,848 - $105,513
(Median)
$51K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,126
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$15.30 - $48.94
(Median)
$15
$35
$49
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,848 - $105,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,697  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$13,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,449 - $111,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$12.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,697  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,449 - $111,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

  • Oversee the intranet and internal communications, ensuring relevant content and tools.
  • Collaborate with departments to plan, launch, and assess specific marketing objectives.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Communications Manager


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Corporate Communications Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Corporate Communications Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Media / Public Relations, Corporate Communications, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing and Marketing Communications. Most people skilled in Corporate Communications are similarly competent in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Corporate Communications Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $77K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,793

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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Corporate Communications Managers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Minneapolis (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Employee Relations
up arrow 10%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Corporate Communications
0%

National Average
$78,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%


Technical Writing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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