Director of Public Relations (PR) Salary (United States)

A Director of Public Relations (PR) earns an average salary of $76,904 per year.
Director of Public Relations (PR) Total Pay (?
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$43,845 - $133,183
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$43,845 - $133,183  
   
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$0.00 - $19,792  
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$1,987 - $29,361  
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$42,452 - $142,257  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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Job Description for Director of Public Relations (PR)

Directors of public relations (PR) are generally responsible for overseeing their organization's external - and, often, internal - communications. They create marketing strategies, help build relationships with external partners, and develop ways to promote a positive public image of their organization. Directors of public relations often manage a team that includes other PR professionals. They develop an overall departmental strategy and oversee its implementation, developing changes and additions as needed. Directors of public relations must work directly with media representatives, responding to media members' queries and "pitching" positive stories as applicable. They must coordinate with high-level personnel within their organization on statements, press conferences, responses to media, and other public communications. Directors of public relations also oversee a social media strategy.
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Director of Public Relations (PR) Tasks
  • If engaged in fundraising, plan and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations.
  • Plan and direct PR programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employers or clients

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$79,000

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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