$82,934
Avg. Salary
$20.05
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,967

Profit Sharing

$5,294

Commission

$9,792

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $20.05 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director is $82,934 per year.

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MEDIAN $82,934
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$0$140K
Salary $46,742 - $133,544
Bonus $991 - $25,054
Profit Sharing $970 - $16,341
Commission $9,792
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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$43,961 - $140,236
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 749
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $40.20
Overtime $27.47
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $991 - $25,054
Commission $9,792
Profit Sharing $970 - $16,341
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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$43,961 - $140,236
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • 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

48%

24%

9%

6%

-4%

-28%

National Average: $83,079

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

Public Relations (PR) Director Advice

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

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.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Director

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

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

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$83,000

▼3%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Director Salaries


National Average
$83,000

Media / Public Relations
▼1%

Marketing Communications
▼1%


▼17%


Event Planning
▼21%


Community Outreach / Activism
▼30%

Strategic Marketing
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

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: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%