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 8,071 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 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of chief communications officers is White (74.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9.1%), Black or African American (6.0%) and Asian (5.1%).
  • In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
  • 16% of all chief communications officers are LGBT.
  • Chief communications officers are 39% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Chief Communications Officer Statistics By Gender

40.5% of chief communications officers are women and 59.5% of chief communications officers 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 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$110,687
female-income
Female Income
$99,523

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
2020
2021

Chief Communications Officer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201072.89%27.11%
201168.46%31.54%
201270.43%29.57%
201364.20%35.80%
201463.46%36.54%
201565.05%34.95%
201663.36%36.64%
201765.78%34.22%
201866.07%33.93%
201961.80%38.20%
202060.54%39.46%
202159.48%40.52%

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 74.6% of all chief communications officers. Comparatively, there are 9.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 74.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.1%
  • Black or African American, 6.0%
  • Asian, 5.1%
  • Unknown, 4.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Chief Communications Officer Race

Chief Communications Officer RacePercentages
White74.6%
Hispanic or Latino9.1%
Black or African American6.0%
Asian5.1%
Unknown4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

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%
202073.64%6.91%4.68%10.47%
202174.64%6.00%5.13%9.15%

Chief Communications Officer Wage Gap By Race

Asian chief communications officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown chief communications officers have the lowest average salary at $98,839.
$129,000
$123,000
$117,000
$111,000
$105,000
$99,000
$93,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$98,839
White$112,265
Black or African American$107,442
Asian$126,454
Hispanic or Latino$110,206

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
Unknown3640
White4341
Black or African American4240
Asian4240.5
Hispanic or Latino40.535

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 55% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Chief Communications Officer Age

Chief Communications Officer YearsPercentages
40+ years55%
30-40 years33%
20-30 years12%

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

$146,000
$141,000
$136,000
$131,000
$126,000
$121,000
$116,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$142,987
Bachelor's Degree$120,082

Chief Communications Officer Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where chief communications officers work. We found most chief communications officers work for a private company. 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 employees6%
50 - 100 employees17%
100 - 500 employees30%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees27%
> 10,000 employees13%

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 private companies over education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Chief Communications Officer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education33%
Public11%
Private39%
Government16%

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, non profits and government.

Education

Non Profits

Government

Health Care

Manufacturing

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%
20203.24%
20213.45%

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
Business Development Account Manager7.25%222,573
Advertising Agency Manager9.54%6,330
Analytical Manager9.86%49,773
Chief Communications Officer16.11%-

Chief Communications Officer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Business Development Account Manager7.25%222,573
Advertising Agency Manager9.54%6,330
Analytical Manager9.86%49,773

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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Chief Communications Officer Heatmaps

Which State Has The Most Chief Communications Officers?

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

Number of Chief Communications Officers

Number Of Chief Communications Officer Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Texas2,604$124,735
2California2,415$121,448
3New York2,235$130,509
4Illinois1,966$99,958
5Virginia1,922$130,151
6Massachusetts1,832$124,349
7Georgia1,619$125,614
8Pennsylvania1,501$99,076
9North Carolina1,421$105,416
10Minnesota1,260$92,015
11New Jersey1,249$130,766
12Maryland1,236$103,655
13Washington1,164$129,695
14Michigan1,130$123,437
15Ohio1,120$95,850
16Arizona1,079$114,387
17Colorado1,012$97,720
18Indiana911$108,282
19Wisconsin791$104,111
20Florida790$110,381
21Missouri767$98,248
22Tennessee710$106,530
23Alabama659$102,556
24South Carolina587$96,881
25Oregon569$122,511
26Iowa559$104,000
27Connecticut502$129,645
28Louisiana469$115,744
29District of Columbia449$128,412
30Kentucky440$101,782
31Idaho417$108,218
32Nevada414$142,817
33Oklahoma401$107,687
34Kansas377$121,896
35Mississippi367$97,554
36Arkansas365$123,909
37Nebraska338$101,132
38New Mexico301$139,353
39New Hampshire252$97,314
40Maine233$92,935
41West Virginia219$99,114
42Rhode Island218$109,455
43Utah206$102,489
44North Dakota187$111,363
45South Dakota164$114,648
46Delaware158$130,756
47Vermont155$116,153
48Montana89$97,553
49Hawaii79$93,443
50Alaska73$100,706
51Wyoming65$97,820

Chief Communications Officer Demographics FAQs

How Many Chief Communications Officer Are There In The Us?

There are over 8,071 Chief Communications Officers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Chief Communications Officers Are Black?

6.0% of Chief Communications Officers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Chief Communications Officers?

Most a are White, with 74.6% of Chief Communications Officers belonging to this ethnicity. 9.1% of Chief Communications Officers are Hispanic or Latino, 6.0% of Chief Communications Officers are Black or African American, 5.1% of Chief Communications Officers are Asian, 4.7% of Chief Communications Officers are Unknown, and 0.5% of Chief Communications Officers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Chief Communications Officer Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Chief Communications Officer jobs are male - dominated. 59% of Chief Communications Officers are male, and 40% are female, so there are more male Chief Communications Officers than female Chief Communications Officers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Chief Communications Officer?

The average Chief Communications Officer is 42 years old. 55% of Chief Communications Officers are 40+ years old or older, 33% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 12% are between 20-30 years old

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