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Vice President (VP), Public Relations Salary

Pay for VPs of Public Relations in the United States sits in the ballpark of $106K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female VPs of Public Relations make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,748 - $154,783
MEDIAN: $106,058

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$68,748 - $154,783  
$-0.49 - $24,789  
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$500 - $7,500  
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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).
$69,866 - $172,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Public Relations

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key audiences.
  • Provide strategic advice to create and maintain a favorable public image for employers or clients.
  • Plan activities to generate positive publicity.
  • Assess strategies for risk aversion.

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VPs of Public Relations usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Strategic Planning, Media / Public Relations, and Social Media Marketing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Media / Public Relations and Strategic Planning are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Vice President (VP), Public Relations Reviews

What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Public Relations?

Vice President (VP), Public Relations in Los Angeles:
"Very Busy Most Of The Time."
Pros: Helping clients achieve their goals and developing creative solutions, winning new business, mentoring younger associates.
Cons: Long hours and stress most of the time, not being able to make changes or make more money.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Public Relations Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


72 %
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%