Corporate Communications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately half of Corporate Communications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $54K to $117K per year, but expected earnings average $77K annually. With some bonuses approaching $18K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Corporate Communications Managers spread between $54K and $117K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Corporate Communications Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,287 - $108,446
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$77K
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MEDIAN: $76,728
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$53,287 - $108,446  
   
Bonus
$1,115 - $17,729  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,220  
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$54,284 - $116,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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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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Many Corporate Communications Managers move into a Corporate Communications Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $103K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Project Management and Technical Writing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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.


For Corporate Communications Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. Corporate Communications Managers see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,431

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

For Corporate Communications Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 75 percent greater than the national average. Corporate Communications Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Mountain View (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Dallas and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

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Key Stats for Corporate Communications Manager

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries




National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Employee Relations
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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