Average Director of Public Relations (PR) Salary

$85,466
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,022
Bonus
$7,000
Commission
$9,759
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director of Public Relations (PR) is $85,466.
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MEDIAN $85,466
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Salary
$50k - $134k
Bonus
$593 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $25k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$48k - $146k

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Job Description for Director of Public Relations (PR)

Director of Public Relations (PR) Tasks
  • If engaged in fundraising, plan and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations.
  • Plan and direct PR programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employers or clients.

Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Public Relations (PR)

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Director of Public Relations (PR). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Director of Public Relations (PR)
Public Relations (PR) Director
Marketing Director
Vice President (VP), Public Relations
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Public Relations (PR)

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Public Relations (PR)

An early career Director of Public Relations (PR) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,129 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Director of Public Relations (PR) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,429 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Director of Public Relations (PR) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,962 based on 202 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,469.
Employees with Director of Public Relations (PR) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (36.7% more) and New York, New York (28.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 494 survey responses.
Early Career
10.9%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
40.9%
Late Career
22.7%