Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salary

The average salary for an Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) is $45,605 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,233 - $63,373
$34K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,963
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$10.24 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $19.18
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$0$63K
Salary $34,233 - $63,373
Bonus $497.32 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $5,875
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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$34,194 - $63,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 279
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.24 - $39.15
Overtime $33.00
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $497.32 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $5,875
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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$34,194 - $63,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

Public relations account executives facilitate and maintain client relationships, as well as increase brand value for their company. They are responsible for keeping existing business accounts, generating new accounts, attending staff meetings, and proofreading materials to ensure consistency with company values. They also participate in internal training sessions that implement core values such as ethical behaviors and business conduct. One of these executives' main duties is to manage projects with staff and vendors. Most of the time, public relations account executives also engage in developing and supporting public relations programs that will generate recognition for their organization products or services. They may also handle social media obligations. Generally, these executives work in an office environment and report their progress to the president in their public relations department.

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Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Tasks

  • Conduct marketing promotions and consumer outreach programs to grow sales.
  • Manage multiple public relations accounts and develop quarterly public relations plans and budgets.
  • Manage and maintain media relationships and make regular pitches to editors.
  • Develop public relations content such as articles, papers, case studies, and press releases.

Common Career Paths for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)


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Popular Skills for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

Pay by Experience for an Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 248 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 14 salaries. An Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,172

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Key Stats for Account Executive, Public Relations (PR)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲35%

▲21%

National Average
$46,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Account Executive, Public Relations (PR) Salaries

Project Management
▲17%


National Average
$46,000



Marketing Communications
▼8%

Technical Writing
▼13%

Copywriting
▼19%

Advertising
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 23%