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Corporate Communications Manager Salary (United States)

Average Corporate Communications Managers in the United States make around $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Corporate Communications Managers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $110K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration 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 the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Corporate Communications Managers survey respondents are women (72 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Corporate Communications Manager Salary (?
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$48,769 - $100,962
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MEDIAN: $72,718
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Corporate Communications Manager Salary (?
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$15.40 - $48.48
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,769 - $100,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,786  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $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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$49,399 - $109,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $42.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,786  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $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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$49,399 - $109,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Corporate Communications Director. Median pay for a Corporate Communications Director is $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications. Those proficient in Corporate Communications are, more often than not, also skilled 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 tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $62K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $73K on average. Corporate Communications Managers bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $94K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$76,000
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For those looking to make money, Corporate Communications Managers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and New York (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
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National Average
$76,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%