The average salary for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $81,622 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$47,299 - $130,369
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MEDIAN: $81,622
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$13.18 - $30.30
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MEDIAN: $18.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,299 - $130,369  
   
Bonus
$973 - $23,075  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
Commission
$7,483  
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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$44,005 - $137,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$973 - $23,075  
   
Commission
$7,483  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$44,005 - $137,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Director

The public relations (PR) director is responsible for maintaining the public image of their organization, which includes protecting their organization's reputation. This director works with the media on a variety of news items, attempting to present a positive image of their organization at all times.They are responsible for writing and/or editing news releases, creating and distributing media kits, organizing public events, developing branding initiatives, and planning company fundraisers. Public relations directors work in many different industries and institutions, including hospitals, universities, corporations, construction firms, and law firms.

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Public Relations (PR) Director Tasks

  • Plan and direct PR programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employers or clients
  • If engaged in fundraising, plan and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,753

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Director

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
038
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


Media / Public Relations
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$82,000




Event Planning
up arrow 20%


Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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