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Public Relations (PR) Associate Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Associate earns an average salary of $38,962 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Public Relations (PR) Associate Salary (?
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$27,411 - $54,933
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MEDIAN: $38,961
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Public Relations (PR) Associate Salary (?
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$9.30 - $19.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,411 - $54,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,225  
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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$25,016 - $55,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 398
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $19.58  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $34.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,225  
   
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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$25,016 - $55,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Washington
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Boston
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San Diego
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$38,000
Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%
Press Releases
up arrow 3%
National Average
$38,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%