Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Slightly more than half of Corporate Communications Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $54K to $117K per year, and the average comes out to $77K per year. Final cash compensation to Corporate Communications Managers varies from around $54K to approximately $117K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $21K and $14K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Corporate Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. Female Corporate Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,484 - $108,630
$53K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,565
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$53,484 - $108,630  
   
Bonus
$1,048 - $21,400  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,375  
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$54,227 - $117,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265

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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 often transition into Corporate Communications Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Corporate Communications Directors earn $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. Those listing Project Management and Technical Writing as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know 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: $79,143

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For those looking to make money, Corporate Communications Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 75 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Mountain View (+20 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Washington Corporate Communications Managers have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Dallas and Atlanta.

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Key Stats for Corporate Communications Manager

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$79,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Employee Relations
▲8%



Corporate Communications
▼0%

National Average
$79,000


Technical Writing
▼5%

Project Management
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 7%