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

A Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications earns an average salary of $126,095 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$78,626 - $185,212

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$78,626 - $185,212  
   
Bonus
$1,965 - $48,208  
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $20,203  
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$80,698 - $214,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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.

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

  • 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.
  • Research and analyze target markets to develop strategic and tactical plans to grow the business.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with decision makers of new and existing clients, and media outlets.

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



National Average
$133,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

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

Corporate Communications
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

National Average
$133,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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