PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$46,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$141,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Saturn Consortium
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a public relations director make?
The national average salary for a Public Relations Director in the United States is $81,523 per year or $39.19 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $141,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Public Relations Directors are Professional companies and Internet companies. Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, California, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Public Relations Director salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Public Relations Director is 2.9 years.

Average Public Relations Director Salary By Company

Public Relations Directors report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Public Relations Director jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Companies like Saturn Consortium or Blucora will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Phifer Incorporated and Microsoft report highly competitive salaries for Public Relations Directors.

Average Public Relations Director Salary By Location

As a Public Relations Director in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $81,523 per year or $39.19 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Public Relations Directors at 94,407. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Public Relations Directors is $48,000. Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, California, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Public Relations Directors. On the other hand, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Utah, and Idaho report the lowest wages for Public Relations Directors.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$94,407
2
Washington, DC
$88,143
3
New York, NY
$86,348
4
Jersey City, NJ
$86,324
5
Greenwich, CT
$85,340

Average Public Relations Director Salary By Industry

Public Relations Director salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Manufacturing companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Public Relations Directors. Hospitality companies pay Public Relations Directors an average salary of $86,907, Manufacturing companies pay $85,375, and Retail companys come in at $83,849. The types of companies that pay Public Relations Directors the least are in the Internet industry, where the average annual salary is $63,369.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$86,907
2
Manufacturing
$85,375
3
Retail
$83,849
4
Health Care
$82,133
5
Professional
$81,886

RECENTLY ADDED Public Relations Director SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of South Dakota
Public Relations Director
10/20/2019
$51,803
Yosemite Community College District
Public Relations Director
09/30/2019
$82,560
The QTI Group
Public Relations Director
06/10/2019
$80,000
Zoe Communications, Inc.
Public Relations Director
03/25/2019
$150,000
Zoe Communications, Inc.
Public Relations Director
03/25/2019
$150,000
Scientific Children Corporation
Public Relations & Fundraising Director
03/20/2019
$79,598
Portland International Academy, Corp.
Public Relations & Fundraising Director
03/20/2019
$79,598
Sopexa/Food & Wines From France, Inc.
Public Relations and Content Director
03/20/2019
$113,400
K&B Education Group LLC
Public Relations Director
03/18/2019
$82,000
K&B Education Group LLC
Public Relations Director
03/14/2019
$82,000
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