Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $75K annually. Total cash compensation to Corporate Communications Managers bottoms out near $51K and approaches $111K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Corporate Communications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Corporate Communications Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers 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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National Salary Data (?
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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


Corporate Communications Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Media / Public Relations, Corporate Communications, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Writing and Marketing Communications. Most people familiar with 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Communications Managers make a median salary of $87K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $90K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,793

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

For Corporate Communications Managers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 7 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (4 percent lower) and Minneapolis (3 percent lower).

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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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