Public Relations (PR) Associate Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Associate earns an average salary of $38,812 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Public Relations (PR) Associate Total Pay (?
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$27,592 - $54,215
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MEDIAN: $38,811
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Public Relations (PR) Associate Total Pay (?
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$9.30 - $20.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,592 - $54,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,237  
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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$25,036 - $54,649  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$13.45 - $35.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,237  
   
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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$25,036 - $54,649  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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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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Denver
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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
$38,000
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Associate Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 34%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 5%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%
Press Releases
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
0%
National Average
$38,000
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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