A Public Relations (PR) Director earns an average salary of $81,471 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$45,755 - $129,746
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$46K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,471
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$13.28 - $30.20
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,755 - $129,746  
   
Bonus
$979 - $22,979  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,574  
Commission
$2,800  
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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$42,567 - $136,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $22,979  
   
Commission
$2,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,574  
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).
)
$42,567 - $136,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 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: $81,442

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


Media / Public Relations
0%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$81,000


Event Planning
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Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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