$86,313
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$10,000

Profit Sharing

$8,000

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Director with Media / Public Relations skills in Chicago, Illinois is $83,795 per year.

$59,007 - $162,135
$59K
$86K
$160K
MEDIAN: $86,313
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$0$167K
Salary $59,007 - $162,135
Bonus $10,000
Profit Sharing $8,000
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$59,007 - $167,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Public Relations (PR) Director Job Listings

Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: