Vice President (VP), Communications Salary

An average VP of Communications in the United States can expect to take home roughly $118K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are more female VPs of Communications who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Job satisfaction for VPs of Communications is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,875 - $195,766
MEDIAN: $117,831

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$70,875 - $195,766  
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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.


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

VPs of Communications report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Corporate Communications can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Marketing Communications. Employees educated in Marketing Communications are typically practiced in Media / Public Relations, too.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Communications Salaries

Corporate Communications
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


68 %
32 %

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: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%