Vice President (VP), Communications Salary

VPs of Communications in the United States pull down an average of $118K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more female VPs of Communications who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$70,875 - $195,766
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $117,831
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$70,875 - $195,766  
   
Bonus
$1,318 - $43,978  
Profit Sharing
$1,233  
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$71,674 - $214,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Communications


Typical VPs of Communications report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Corporate Communications command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Marketing Communications. It is not unusual for someone who knows Marketing Communications to be familiar with Media / Public Relations as well.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries


Experienced
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National Average
$125,000

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

Corporate Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$125,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

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