The average salary for a Public Relations (PR) Associate is $43,143.
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Associate
The public relations (PR) associate helps maintain a positive public image for their organization, promoting its services, products, and projects. They help develop marketing and advertising programs, as well as assist in market research and in designing ads or campaigns. Because a wide variety of companies hire PR associates - from retail companies to hospitals to universities - their duties may vary widely by position. However, these professionals generally work with other PR department staff …Read more
Public Relations (PR) Associate Tasks
- Monitor media coverage and assist in the formation of a positive public narrative surrounding company.
- Develop a strong social media presence and manage all internet marketing efforts.
- Maintain positive working relationship with media members.
- Write and distribute press releases and other articles about the company.
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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Associate
Media / Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Skills in Media / Public Relations and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing and Press Releases.
Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Associate
An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,099 based on 53 salaries. An early career Public Relations (PR) Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,053 based on 352 salaries. A mid-career Public Relations (PR) Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,296 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,183 based on 13 salaries.
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Employees with Public Relations (PR) Associate in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.6% less).
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