Average Vice President (VP), Communications Salary

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The average salary for a Vice President (VP), Communications is $140,244.
MEDIAN $140,244
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$82k - $199k
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$1k - $51k
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$88k - $225k

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Communications

Vice President (VP), Communications Tasks
  • 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 and maintain relationships with media outlets.
  • Develop pricing strategies and media relations plan, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Vice President (VP), Communications. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Vice President (VP), Communications
Senior Communications Advisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Communications

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Corporate Communications and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Project Management and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Communications

An early career Vice President (VP), Communications with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,835 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Vice President (VP), Communications with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,517 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Communications with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,565 based on 152 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $160,056.
Employees with Vice President (VP), Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (25.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (7.4% less).

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