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Senior Vice President (SVP), Corporate Communications Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications (slightly less than a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $182K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications (54 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$104,473 - $240,044
MEDIAN: $168,878

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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$104,473 - $240,044  
$1,982 - $52,029  
Profit Sharing
$8,250 - $42,500  
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).
$117,445 - $274,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Strategic Marketing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Strategic Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Media / Public Relations. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also 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

National Average

Media / Public Relations
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Marketing Communications
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Strategic Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.


54 %
46 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%