Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications Salary

The average pay for a Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications is $126,579 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$79,960 - $202,887
MEDIAN: $126,579

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$79,960 - $202,887  
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$75,754 - $221,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications

A vice president (VP) of public relations (PR) and corporate communications is a board-level executive who generally has oversight for all official messaging. This executive may provide coaching and talking points to relevant managers on media inquiries, as well as work with marketing and branding professionals within the company to help shape press releases. The VP of PR and corporate communications is typically the point person in a rapid-response team should the need arise. In most situations, this public relations executive ensures proactive, positive messaging and discussion exists regarding their organization. They ensure that when managers, directors and board executives answer questions from the press or shareholders, they present the company and its initiatives in the best possible light; the VP and his or her staff may work with these company representatives extensively and provide talking points to ensure a consistency of vision and approach. In some cases, the VP acts as an overall spokesperson for the corporation on media inquiries.


Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with decision makers of new and existing clients, and media outlets.
  • Research and analyze target markets to develop strategic and tactical plans to grow the business.
  • Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of marketing and business development initiatives within an organization.
  • Develop pricing strategies and media relations plan, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.

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National Average: $129,997

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%