A Public Relations (PR) Associate earns an average salary of $38,671 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Public Relations (PR) Associate Total Pay (?
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$27,465 - $53,833
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MEDIAN: $38,671
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Public Relations (PR) Associate Total Pay (?
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$9.06 - $20.10
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,465 - $53,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,298  
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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$25,311 - $54,261  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 403
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$13.15 - $30.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,298  
   
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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$25,311 - $54,261  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Associate
The public relations (PR) associate helps maintain a positive public image for their organization, promoting its services, products, and projects. They help develop marketing and advertising programs, as well as assist in market research and in designing ads or campaigns. Because a wide variety of companies hire PR associates - from retail companies to hospitals to universities - their duties may vary widely by position. However, these professionals generally work with other PR department staff in creating, monitoring, and building marketing strategies for their agency. In addition to working with other staff, though, PR associates must be able to work well on their own. For example, these individuals may represent their company at events, press conferences, and other public forums.
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Public Relations (PR) Associate Tasks
  • Maintain positive working relationship with media members.
  • Write and distribute press releases and other articles about the company.
  • Monitor media coverage and assist in the formation of a positive public narrative surrounding company.
  • Develop a strong social media presence and manage all internet marketing efforts.
Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Associate
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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San Diego
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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National Average
$39,000
Cleveland
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%
Press Releases
up arrow 3%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%
National Average
$39,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%
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