Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) is $40,377 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in Client Interaction is associated with high pay for this job.
Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Total Pay (?
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$30,827 - $53,476
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MEDIAN: $40,376
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Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Total Pay (?
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$11.00 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,827 - $53,476  
   
Bonus
$97.26 - $4,066  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $6,851  
Commission
$2,948 - $19,832  
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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$30,482 - $55,517  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 893
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $39.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$97.26 - $4,066  
   
Commission
$2,948 - $19,832  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $6,851  
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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$30,482 - $55,517  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 893
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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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San Francisco
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Seattle
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New York
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Boston
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Atlanta
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Washington
0%
National Average
$41,000
Milwaukee
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Chicago
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Miami
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%
National Average
$41,000

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

Client Interaction
up arrow 11%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Copywriting
up arrow 8%
Advertising
up arrow 11%
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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%
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