Corporate Communications Manager Salary

An average Corporate Communications Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Corporate Communications Managers spread between $51K and $112K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Corporate Communications Managers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,130 - $102,816
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$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,118
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$15.40 - $48.48
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$15
$36
$48
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,130 - $102,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,863  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,047  
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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$50,621 - $111,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$1.46 - $24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,047  
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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$50,621 - $111,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 often transition into Corporate Communications Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Corporate Communications Directors earn $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Survey takers who work as Corporate Communications Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Communications. The majority of those who know Corporate Communications also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. Corporate Communications Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Corporate Communications Managers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Denver (+12 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
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National Average
$77,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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