Corporate Communications Manager Salary

Corporate Communications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to one-half of Corporate Communications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $55K to $121K per year, but expected earnings average $77K per year. In the world of Corporate Communications Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $14K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $121K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The majority of Corporate Communications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Corporate Communications Managers making up 74 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$54,815 - $110,671
$55K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,612
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50%
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$0$119K
Salary $54,815 - $110,671
Bonus $1,020 - $20,664
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,400
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$56,568 - $119,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 284

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Job Description for Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate communications managers are in charge of managing their company's communications efforts. They are responsible for reviewing and approving company statements, as well as participating in drafting corporate communications. These managers also manage public relations initiatives and develop partnerships with other agencies to further both organizations' objectives. Their main duties include handling media inquiries, overseeing organizational social media efforts, and ensuring the company is up to date with current marketing trends. They also develop content for campaigns, create press releases, and help simplify complex technical topics for consumer audiences.

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Corporate Communications Manager Tasks

  • Develop and manage internal and external communication programs across a variety of media platforms.
  • Assist with special projects, including company anniversaries, speeches, special initiatives, etc.
  • Oversee the intranet and internal communications, ensuring relevant content and tools.
  • Collaborate with departments to plan, launch, and assess specific marketing objectives.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Communications Manager


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Though not the most common occurrence, Corporate Communications Managers sometimes become Corporate Communications Directors, where the average income is $104K per year.

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Popular Skills for Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Project Management and Technical Writing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Corporate Communications also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Corporate Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Corporate Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 122 salaries. A Corporate Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,432

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Corporate Communications Managers that is 75 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Corporate Communications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Mountain View (+20 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Corporate Communications Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Corporate Communications Managers in Washington bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Dallas and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for Corporate Communications Manager

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$79,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Corporate Communications Manager Salaries

Employee Relations
▲8%



National Average
$79,000

Corporate Communications
▼1%


Technical Writing
▼5%

Project Management
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 9%
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