$84,480
Avg. Salary
$20.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$6,145

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

$9,965

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $20.43 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $84,480 per year.

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$14.09
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MEDIAN $20.43
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$48k
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$137k
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MEDIAN $84,480
$48,075 - $136,635
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MEDIAN: $84,480
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$0$142K
Salary $48,075 - $136,635
Bonus $1,003 - $25,192
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,544
Commission $9,965
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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$45,102 - $142,061
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 755
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $41.88
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $1,003 - $25,192
Commission $9,965
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,544
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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$45,102 - $142,061
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Director

The public relations (PR) director is responsible for maintaining the public image of their organization, which includes protecting their organization's reputation. This director works with the media on a variety of news items, attempting to present a positive image of their organization at all times.They are responsible for writing and/or editing news releases, creating and distributing media kits, organizing public events, developing branding initiatives, and planning company fundraisers. Public relations directors work in many different industries and institutions, including hospitals, universities, corporations, construction firms, and law firms.

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Public Relations (PR) Director 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.

Common Career Paths for Public Relations (PR) Director


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Public Relations (PR) Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Director

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Director

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 189 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 76 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

45%

21%

7%

3%

-6%

-30%

National Average: $85,003

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Public Relations (PR) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Relations (PR) Director?

Public Relations (PR) Director in Tampa:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Raising awareness of deputies’ good work.
Cons: Seeing first-hand the worst in human nature of criminal acts in society.

Public Relations (PR) Director in Houston:
"PR Directors are not their titles."
Don’t look at your team as a group of people who Work for you. Remember - you work for them. Teach them everything you know how to do, and you will have a stellar team.

Public Relations (PR) Director in Los Angeles:
"Cross-culture: the pain and beauty of PR in int'l business."
In PR for international business, in addition to language proficiency, cultural sensitivity and and adaptability is a crucial factor to success.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Director

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$85,000

▼6%

▼37%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


National Average
$85,000

Marketing Communications
▼3%

Media / Public Relations
▼4%


▼19%


Event Planning
▼23%


Community Outreach / Activism
▼32%

Strategic Marketing
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%