Public Relations (PR) Manager Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Manager earns an average salary of $58,770 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Public Relations (PR) Manager Salary (?
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$36,907 - $92,361
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MEDIAN: $58,770
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Public Relations (PR) Manager Salary (?
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$14.33 - $40.20
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,907 - $92,361  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $10,365  
Commission
$3,300 - $27,500  
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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$36,757 - $96,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $40.20  
   
Overtime
$7.63 - $43.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
   
Commission
$3,300 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $10,365  
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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$36,757 - $96,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Manager

The public relations manager is the liaison between an organization and the outside world. Specific areas of concentration are community relations, media relations, contact with the investment community, and how the organization communicates internally. Public relations managers may oversee a marketing plan and budget, coordinate input from the outside, hire help as needed, and field media questions and interviews. Public relations managers must review and coordinate all marketing programs to make sure they promote the organization's intended point of view.
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Public Relations (PR) Manager Tasks
  • Plan special events, conferences and parties.
  • Coordinate initiatives with marketing, community and production.
  • Outreach to press.
  • Create podcasts, blogs and represent the company.
  • Create and release publications for the press.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Manager Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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Social Media Marketing
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National Average
$59,000
Microsoft Word
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Press Releases
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%