$64,746
Avg. Salary
$19.28
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,838

Bonus

$2,397

Profit Sharing

$17,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Manager is $19.28 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Manager is $64,746 per year.

10%
$11.07
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$19.28
50%
$38.92
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MEDIAN $19.28
10%
$41k
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$65k
50%
$97k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $64,746
$41,109 - $96,881
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MEDIAN: $64,746
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$11.07 - $38.92
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$0$100K
Salary $41,109 - $96,881
Bonus $519 - $11,705
Profit Sharing $194 - $12,186
Commission $17,000
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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$40,362 - $100,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,783
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $38.92
Overtime $14.79 - $47.39
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $519 - $11,705
Commission $17,000
Profit Sharing $194 - $12,186
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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$40,362 - $100,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 100

Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Manager

The public relations manager is a position sought after by various companies in many industries, which range from hotels to food manufacturing. Most companies are seeking an applicant with a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, or a similar discipline. The ideal applicant should have at least five years of experience, in addition to having a few years of relevant experience. The public relations manager will not be doing an extensive amount of traveling, but there is the possibility that some companies will include minor traveling for training or event attendance.

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Public Relations (PR) Manager Tasks
  • Create and release publications for the press.
  • Coordinate initiatives with marketing, community and production.
  • Plan special events, conferences and parties.
  • Create podcasts, blogs and represent the company.
  • Outreach to press.

Popular Employer Salaries for Public Relations (PR) Manager


Common Career Paths for Public Relations (PR) Manager


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Public Relations Managers who go on to become VPs of Public Relations & Corporate Communications may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Public Relations & Corporate Communications is $131K annually. A Public Relations Director or a Communications Director is a typical transition from a Public Relations Manager role.

Public Relations (PR) Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Manager


Survey takers working as Public Relations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Strategic Marketing, and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 31 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Social Media Optimization as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Media Management and Client Interaction also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Marketing Communications are, more often than not, also skilled in Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Manager

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 439 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 510 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 224 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,453

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Public Relations Managers, 50 percent above the national average. Public Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+45 percent), Seattle (+32 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Denver (+14 percent). Baltimore is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers in Chicago and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$64,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲29%

Strategic Marketing
▲27%


Technical Writing
▲1%

National Average
$64,000


Press Releases
▼4%







Client Interaction
▼21%

Media Management
▼28%

Social Media Optimization
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%