Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers in the United States pull down an average of $74K per year. Cash earnings for Corporate Communications Managers — including $15K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $111K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Corporate Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Corporate Communications Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,744 - $102,688
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,055
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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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,744 - $102,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,850  
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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$50,172 - $111,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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 - $14,850  
   
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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$50,172 - $111,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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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 $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers typically list a handful of skills they use 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. Most people skilled in Corporate Communications are similarly competent 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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. For Corporate Communications Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Corporate Communications Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $93K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and San Diego (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
0%

National Average
$77,000

Media / Public Relations
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Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 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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