The average salary for an Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) is $40,198 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Total Pay (?
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$30,788 - $53,084
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53K
MEDIAN: $40,197
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Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Total Pay (?
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$10.42 - $30.03
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,788 - $53,084  
   
Bonus
$100.73 - $4,795  
Profit Sharing
$4.00 - $6,104  
Commission
$-0.50 - $20,203  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,431 - $55,397  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $30.03  
   
Overtime
$12.23 - $38.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.73 - $4,795  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $20,203  
Profit Sharing
$4.00 - $6,104  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,431 - $55,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122
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Job Description for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)
Public relations account executives facilitate and maintain client relationships, as well as increase brand value for their company. They are responsible for keeping existing business accounts, generating new accounts, attending staff meetings, and proofreading materials to ensure consistency with company values. They also participate in internal training sessions that implement core values such as ethical behaviors and business conduct. One of these executives' main duties is to manage projects with staff and vendors. Most of the time, public relations account executives also engage in developing and supporting public relations programs that will generate recognition for their organization products or services. They may also handle social media obligations. Generally, these executives work in an office environment and report their progress to the president in their public relations department.
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Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Tasks
  • Develop public relations content such as articles, papers, case studies, and press releases.
  • Conduct marketing promotions and consumer outreach programs to grow sales.
  • Manage multiple public relations accounts and develop quarterly public relations plans and budgets
  • Manage and maintain media relationships and make regular pitches to editors.
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Pay Difference By Location
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New York
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$41,000
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Client Interaction
up arrow 7%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%
Media / Public Relations
0%
National Average
$41,000
Advertising
up arrow 6%
Technical Writing
up arrow 6%
Copywriting
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 16%
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