Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Vice President (VP), Communications Salary (United States)

Median pay for VPs of Communications in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $111K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. VPs of Communications survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for VPs of Communications, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More...
Vice President (VP), Communications Salary (?
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.
)
$65,825 - $180,008
(Median)
66K
84K
110K
150K
180K
MEDIAN: $110,957
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$65,825 - $180,008  
   
Bonus
$1,150 - $40,248  
Profit Sharing
$1,190 - $14,740  
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).
)
$66,646 - $203,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
Is Vice President (VP), Communications your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Vice President (VP), Communications

  • Oversee communication press releases, scripts and editorials.
  • Develop pricing strategies and media relations plan, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of marketing and communication program within an organization.
  • Research and analyze target markets to develop strategic and tactical plans to grow the business.

Vice President (VP), Communications Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

VPs of Communications typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Corporate Communications and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Marketing Communications as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Employees educated in Marketing Communications are typically practiced in Media / Public Relations, too.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 20%
Washington
0%
National Average
$117,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
VPs of Communications will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$117,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 50%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 6%
National Average
$117,000
Marketing Communications
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%