Vice President (VP), Public Relations Salary

VPs of Public Relations in the United States pull down an average of $104K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most VPs of Public Relations survey respondents are women (73 percent). Work is enjoyable for VPs of Public Relations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$68,506 - $155,221

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$68,506 - $155,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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$69,147 - $171,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Public Relations

A vice president (VP), public relations is a board-level executive who helps to craft and control an organization's public-facing profile, as well as the impression it makes on customers and the community. The VP of public relations will typically oversee teams that handle media relations for the company, but he or she also will likely incorporate elements from branding and advertising teams to help ensure a consistent and proactive message. In the event of a crisis within the company, the VP helps to strategize and coordinate responses, attempting to minimize any negative publicity that may affect operations and profits in the short- and long-term.

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Vice President (VP), Public Relations Tasks

  • 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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Survey takers who work as VPs of Public Relations report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Strategic Planning, Social Media Marketing, and Media / Public Relations can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is not unusual for someone who knows Media / Public Relations to be familiar with Strategic Planning as well.

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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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Public Relations Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 2%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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