For Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications, annual average wages total $184K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$110,044 - $239,311
MEDIAN: $183,672

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$110,044 - $239,311  
$-0.49 - $116,350  
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$111,500 - $320,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications

Senior vice president (SVP), corporate communications are responsible for creating and distributing communication documents for their corporation. These individuals have strong interpersonal skills to write and interact with clients, vendors, and communities on behalf of their organization. In addition, they oversee communication efforts and coordinate with corporate communication staff. They create communications initiatives based on corporate images and brands. These communication professionals approve any corporate communications before they're released. Additionally, they coordinate communication efforts with the director of public affairs, the director of marketing, and other community communication managers. These individuals manage and respond to media calls and redirect appropriate staff to conduct press conferences.


Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications Tasks

  • Work with executives, marketing, and Public Relations to develop a cohesive marketing message and brand image.
  • Manage the company's communications with the media and promotion of the company through social media.
  • Direct a company's communications strategies by managing internal and external communications.
  • Supervise and manage public relations personnel, and facilitate communication between departments.

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Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications

Survey results show that Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average, leading to increases ranging from 5 percent to 20 percent. Those familiar with Marketing Communications also tend to know Media / Public Relations.

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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Strategic Marketing
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


48 %
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 7%