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

The average pay for a Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications is $127,653 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$85,999 - $202,960
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MEDIAN: $128,010
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$85,999 - $202,960  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$9,500  
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$82,281 - $224,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 59 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $131,447

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Public Relations (PR) & Corporate Communications Salaries

▲12%

National Average
$131,000

▼5%

▼6%

Entry-Level
▼30%

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



National Average
$131,000

Marketing Communications
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%
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