An Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) earns an average salary of $45,618 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$33,700 - $61,430
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,617
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$10.42 - $30.52
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$23
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,700 - $61,430  
   
Bonus
$499.58 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$33,968 - $62,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$23.25  
   
Overtime
$31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Bonus
$499.58 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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).
)
$33,968 - $62,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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 by Experience Level for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,030

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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 10%

Media / Public Relations
0%

Client Interaction
0%

National Average
$46,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Copywriting
up arrow 19%

Advertising
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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