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Vice President (VP), Public Relations Salary

VPs of Public Relations in the United States pull down an average of $105K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most VPs of Public Relations survey respondents are women (71 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,913 - $156,146
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $105,349
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Salary
$69,913 - $156,146  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $25,800  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
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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$72,056 - $173,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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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Survey results show that VPs of Public Relations typically report just a few professional 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 also commonly seen together.

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

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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


Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%