Public Relations (PR) Director Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Director earns an average salary of $76,038 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Public Relations (PR) Director Total Pay (?
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$38,666 - $124,554
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MEDIAN: $76,038
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Public Relations (PR) Director Total Pay (?
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$11.81 - $35.56
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,666 - $124,554  
   
Bonus
$9.70 - $20,073  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $19,727  
Commission
$2,035 - $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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$37,208 - $135,282  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 703
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $35.56  
   
Overtime
$15.77 - $23.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9.70 - $20,073  
   
Commission
$2,035 - $29,163  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $19,727  
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).
)
$37,208 - $135,282  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 703
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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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$77,000
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries

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$77,000
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Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries

Corporate Communications
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Marketing Communications
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$77,000
Social Media Marketing
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Marketing Management
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Microsoft Word
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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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