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Corporate Communications Manager Salary

The average Corporate Communications Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $74K annually. Total incomes of Corporate Communications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $111K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Corporate Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Work is enjoyable for Corporate Communications Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,864 - $102,553
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,250
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$15.40 - $48.48
(Median)
$15
$36
$48
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,864 - $102,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,765  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,071  
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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$50,317 - $111,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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 - $14,765  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,071  
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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$50,317 - $111,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 who move on to become Corporate Communications Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Corporate Communications Directors get paid an average of $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. Corporate Communications Managers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Corporate Communications Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $95K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Corporate Communications Managers, 22 percent higher than the national average. Corporate Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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 68 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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