Vice President (VP), Communications Salary

VPs of Communications in the United States pull down an average of $114K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for VPs of Communications is high. There are more female VPs of Communications who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$69,452 - $189,231

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Salary
$69,452 - $189,231  
   
Bonus
$1,300 - $42,888  
Profit Sharing
$1,173 - $3,685  
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$69,823 - $209,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Communications

A vice president (VP), communications is one of the highest level executives within a company. He or she usually has overall responsibility for all official communications and messages to and from the company. This executive will typically find departments like public relations, social media, and even traditional media teams under his or her umbrella of responsibility. The VP of communications may also exercise some control over advertising and branding issues within the company.

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Vice President (VP), Communications Tasks

  • 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.

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VPs of Communications usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Corporate Communications command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 43 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Communications. Aptitude in Marketing Communications tends to also indicate an understanding of Media / Public Relations.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$123,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 43%

Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$123,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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