The average salary for an Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) is $45,567 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$33,505 - $62,254
$34K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,567
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$12.75 - $28.00
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MEDIAN: $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,505 - $62,254  
   
Bonus
$494.05 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$33,603 - $63,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$20.35  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$494.05 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$33,603 - $63,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • Manage multiple public relations accounts and develop quarterly public relations plans and budgets
  • Manage and maintain media relationships and make regular pitches to editors.
  • Develop public relations content such as articles, papers, case studies, and press releases.
  • Conduct marketing promotions and consumer outreach programs to grow sales.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,874

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Key Stats for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$46,000


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

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$46,000



Marketing Communications
up arrow 7%

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Copywriting
up arrow 18%

Advertising
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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