Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers in the United States take home an average $75K per year. Total cash compensation for Corporate Communications Managers runs from $50K to $112K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Corporate Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,821 - $102,880

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$15.40 - $48.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,821 - $102,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,875  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $7,023  
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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$50,270 - $111,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $7,023  
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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$50,270 - $111,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 often transition into Corporate Communications Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Corporate Communications Directors earn $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Communications Managers make a median salary of $87K. Corporate Communications Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Corporate Communications Managers, 22 percent above the national average. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Denver (+13 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Dallas and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 3 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
0%

National Average
$78,000

Media / Public Relations
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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