Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Chief Communications Officers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 7,694 Chief Communications Officers currently employed in the United States.
  • 40.5% of all Chief Communications Officers are women, while 59.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Chief Communications Officer is 42 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Chief Communications Officers is White (78.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7.8%) and Black or African American (7.1%).
  • The majority of Chief Communications Officers are located in NY, New York and DC, Washington.
  • Chief Communications Officers are paid an average annual salary of $142,652.
  • Chief Communications Officers average starting salary is $84,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Chief Communications Officers earn as much as $240,000 or more.
  • 16% of all Chief Communications Officers are LGBT.
  • Chief Communications Officers are more likely to work at Education companies in comparison to Private companies.

Chief Communications Officer Statistics By Gender

Among Chief Communications Officers, 40.5% of them are women compared to 59.5% which are men.

  • Male, 59.5%
  • Female, 40.5%

Chief Communications Officers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male59.5%
Female40.5%

Gender Pay Gap For Chief Communications Officer

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$149,105
female-income
Female Income
$142,408

Chief Communications Officer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Chief Communications Officer position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Chief Communications Officer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201070.83%29.17%
201166.22%33.78%
201268.26%31.74%
201361.83%38.17%
201461.06%38.94%
201562.70%37.30%
201660.96%39.04%
201763.46%36.54%
201863.75%36.25%
201959.37%40.63%

Chief Communications Officer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Sales Superintendent and Route Sales Manager have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Catering Sales Manager19%81%
Director Of Admissions And Marketing20%80%
Media Traffic Manager20%80%
Chief Communications Officer59%41%
Director Of Sales Engineering93%7%
Route Sales Manager94%6%
Sales Superintendent95%5%

Chief Communications Officer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Chief Communications Officers is White, which makes up 78.8% of all Chief Communications Officers. Comparatively, there are 7.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 78.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.8%
  • Black or African American, 7.1%
  • Asian, 4.2%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Chief Communications Officer Race

Chief Communications Officer RacePercentages
White78.8%
Hispanic or Latino7.8%
Black or African American7.1%
Asian4.2%
Unknown1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Chief Communications Officer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Chief Communications Officers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Chief Communications Officer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201080.71%6.29%2.66%7.72%
201181.50%7.23%3.13%6.80%
201281.58%8.44%3.05%5.24%
201379.59%8.63%3.76%6.67%
201483.68%6.42%2.73%5.87%
201578.63%7.93%3.69%6.99%
201677.10%7.64%3.91%8.39%
201778.87%5.76%4.03%9.46%
201876.04%8.22%3.95%9.38%
201978.76%7.06%4.20%7.80%

Chief Communications Officer Wage Gap By Race

Asian Chief Communications Officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Chief Communications Officers have the lowest average salary at $141,211.
$154,000
$151,000
$148,000
$145,000
$142,000
$139,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$146,778
White$141,811
Black or African American$141,211
Asian$152,400
Hispanic or Latino$146,584

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Average Age of a Chief Communications Officer

We determined the average age of Chief Communications Officers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Chief Communications Officer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
White4341
Black or African American38.541.5
Asian34
Hispanic or Latino3839

Chief Communications Officer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Chief Communications Officer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Chief Communications Officers is 40+ years old, which represents 56% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Chief Communications Officer Age

Chief Communications Officer YearsPercentages
20-30 years12%
30-40 years33%
40+ years56%

Types of Chief Communications Officer Degree Levels

The most common degree for Chief Communications Officers is Bachelor's Degree 73% of Chief Communications Officers earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 16% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 7%.

  • Bachelors, 73%
  • Masters, 16%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Doctorate, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 2%

Chief Communications Officers By Education

Chief Communications Officer DegreePercentages
Bachelors73%
Masters16%
Associate7%
Doctorate2%
Other Degrees2%

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Chief Communications Officer Wage Gap By Education

$153,000
$151,000
$149,000
$147,000
$145,000
$143,000
$141,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$151,451
Bachelor's Degree$142,408

Chief Communications Officer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Chief Communications Officers. We found that the most common company type is Education. In addition, the industry that employs the most Chief Communications Officers is the Education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Chief Communications Officers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Chief Communications Officer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees7%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees14%
500 - 1,000 employees13%
1,000 - 10,000 employees41%
> 10,000 employees20%

The Types Of Companies Chief Communications Officer Work In

Employees with the Chief Communications Officer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Chief Communications Officers prefer to work at Education companies over Private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Chief Communications Officer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education36%
Public19%
Private32%
Government13%

Top Industries Hiring Chief Communications Officers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Chief Communications Officers. Those industries include Education, Government and Non Profits.

Education

Government

Non Profits

Finance

Health Care

Chief Communications Officer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Chief Communications Officer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Chief Communications Officers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Chief Communications Officer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearChief Communications Officer Unemployment Rate
20103.71%
20114.67%
20124.18%
20132.60%
20143.08%
20153.48%
20162.03%
20173.31%
20181.32%
20193.58%

The Average Number of Years That Chief Communications Officer Stay in a Job

By looking over 392 Chief Communications Officers resumes, we figured out that the average Chief Communications Officer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Chief Communications Officer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year10%
1-2 years36%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years18%
8-10 years9%
11+ years12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Chief Communications Officers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Chief Communications Officers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Administrative Director7.93%57,624
Club Manager8.41%88,781
Partner-Director9.28%92,801
Field Director9.38%66,173
Recruitment Director13.02%10,600
Retail Advertising Executive14.95%127,706
Chief Communications Officer15.79%

Chief Communications Officer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Administrative Director7.93%57,624
Club Manager8.41%88,781
Partner-Director9.28%92,801
Field Director9.38%66,173
Recruitment Director13.02%10,600
Retail Advertising Executive14.95%127,706

Foreign Languages Spoken By Chief Communications Officers

The most common foreign language among Chief Communications Officers is Spanish at 31.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.2% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 6.9%.

  • Spanish, 31.0%
  • French, 17.2%
  • Portuguese, 6.9%
  • Chinese, 6.9%
  • Arabic, 6.9%
  • Other, 31.1%

Chief Communications Officer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish31.0%
French17.2%
Portuguese6.9%
Chinese6.9%
Arabic6.9%
Other31.1%

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Where Are Chief Communications Officers Located?

By looking through more than 392 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Chief Communications Officers are NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Number of Chief Communications Officers