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Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers in the United States take home an average $74K annually. In the world of Corporate Communications Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $50K and $110K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $7K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Corporate Communications Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 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.

$49,740 - $102,258
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,859
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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 (?
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
Salary
$49,740 - $102,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,498  
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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$50,274 - $110,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,498  
   
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).
)
$50,274 - $110,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 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 $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Social Media Marketing, Media / Public Relations, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Marketing Communications. Those familiar with Corporate Communications also tend to 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Corporate Communications Managers see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Corporate Communications Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Denver (+12 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

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$77,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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