Public Relations (PR) Director Salary

A Public Relations (PR) Director earns an average salary of $77,703 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,053 - $127,378
(Median)
$39K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,703
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$12.06 - $35.48
(Median)
$12
$18
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,053 - $127,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,043  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $20,426  
Commission
$1,983 - $29,163  
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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$38,131 - $136,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$17.99 - $25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,043  
   
Commission
$1,983 - $29,163  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $20,426  
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).
)
$38,131 - $136,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$78,000

Marketing Communications
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%