Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications Salary

An average Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications in the United States can expect to take home roughly $170K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$110,156 - $242,554
MEDIAN: $170,280

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$110,156 - $242,554  
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$117,626 - $296,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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 Presidents of Corporate Communications typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Strategic Marketing, Media / Public Relations, and Marketing Communications can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations. For most people, competency in Marketing Communications indicates knowledge of Media / Public Relations.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Strategic Marketing
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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


59 %
41 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%