Public Relations (PR) Director Salary

The average salary for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $81,627 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.

$48,308 - $130,910
$48K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,627
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$13.18 - $40.44
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$40
MEDIAN: $18.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,308 - $130,910  
   
Bonus
$971 - $23,320  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$44,815 - $139,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $40.44  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$971 - $23,320  
   
Commission
$7,483  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$44,815 - $139,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 189 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 76 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,919

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Director

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
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

▲19%

▲12%

National Average
$82,000

▼2%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


Media / Public Relations
▼0%

Marketing Communications
▼0%

National Average
$82,000


▼16%


Event Planning
▼20%


Community Outreach / Activism
▼29%

Strategic Marketing
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 9%