The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $72,872 per year.
Public Relations (PR) Director Total Pay (?
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$35,807 - $121,791
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MEDIAN: $72,871
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Public Relations (PR) Director Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $35.89
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,807 - $121,791  
   
Bonus
$207.29 - $19,618  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $12,053  
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,799  
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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$34,989 - $131,240  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 891
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $35.89  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$207.29 - $19,618  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $12,053  
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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$34,989 - $131,240  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 891
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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
  • 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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Pay Difference By Location
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$73,000
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries

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$73,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries

Marketing Management
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$73,000
Marketing Communications
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Social Media Marketing
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%
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