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Salaries: Public Relations Directors

IStock_000016192221SmallWe start this report with some information from the US Department of Labor and then visit commercial sites with more updated information and end with the PSRA’s Job Center.  Links are included. 

United States Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Manual  Summary

Public relations and fundraising managers plan campaigns to raise donations or improve the public image of their clients.

Quick Facts: Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

2015 Median Pay

$104,140 per year 
$50.07 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Bachelor's degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

5 years or more

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2014

65,800

Job Outlook, 2014-24

7% (As fast as average)

Employment Change, 2014-24

4,700

 

glassdoor

Director of Public Relations Salaries

227 Salaries  Updated Sep 6, 2016

National Avg  $82,799

 

Payscale

Public Relations (PR) Director Salary  (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Director earns an average salary of $81,471 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

 

National Salary Data (?)

 

     

Salary

$45,755 - $129,746

       

Bonus

$979 - $22,979

 

Profit Sharing

$0.00 - $15,574

 

Commission

$2,800

 

Total Pay (?)

$42,567 - $136,515

 

Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 381

 

PSRA JobCenter

From the Public Relations Society of America

Salaries for PR Professionals

Average Salaries for Public Relations Professionals: 2016

Salaries for corporate communicators are available here.

Position

NATIONWIDE (all locations & specialties)

Percent Change from 2015

Executive vice president

$171,700

+1.0

Senior vice president

$145,500

+2.0

Vice president

$121,500

+3.1

Account supervisor

$79,800

+1.9

Senior account executive

$68,300

+4.7

Account executive

$56,000

+5.5

 

Position

Sample METRO AREAS (all specialties)

Percentage Change from 2015

Executive vice president

Chicago
$185,000

+0.3

Senior vice president

Houston
$138,500

+0.5

Vice president

D.C.
$120,400

+0.5

Account supervisor

S.F.
$81,800

+0.3

Senior account executive

N.Y.
$75,400

+0.7

Account executive

L.A.
$60,600

+0.8

 

Source: “The Official PR Salary & Bonus Report” — 2016 Edition, Spring Associates, Inc., New York, N.Y.   
Please note, information is meant to be used as a "guide" only.

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