How much does a Director of Public Relations make?

Updated Sep 24, 2021

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$80,990 /yr
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73 salaries

$44K

Low

$81K

Average

$150K

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The national average salary for Director of Public Relations is $80,990 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Director of Public Relations salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 73 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director of Public Relations employees.

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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
4

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Director of Public Relations

$101,340

 /yr
Range: $101K - $107K
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$101K

$107K

$101,340 - $106,954 Range

CHRISTUS Health
3.6

CHRISTUS Health

Director of Public Relations

$55,332

 /yr
Range: $54K - $56K

$54K

$56K

$54,268 - $56,396 Range

Four Seasons
4.2

Four Seasons

Director of Public Relations

$111,091

 /yr
Range: $106K - $113K

$106K

$113K

$106,089 - $112,870 Range

Savannah College of Art and Design
3.7

Savannah College of Art and Design

Director of Public Relations

$77,779

 /yr
Range: $77K - $83K

$77K

$83K

$77,372 - $83,110 Range

Rippe Keane Marketing
4.2

Rippe Keane Marketing

Director of Public Relations
About 

$96K -$104K

$96K

$104K

$96,147 - $103,976 Range

Hispanic Communications Network
3.4

Hispanic Communications Network

Director of Public Relations
About 

$101K -$107K

$101K

$107K

$100,608 - $107,357 Range

University of Northern Colorado
3.9

University of Northern Colorado

Director of Public Relations
About 

$80K -$85K

$80K

$85K

$79,512 - $85,434 Range

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Universal Music Group
3.9

Universal Music Group

Director of Public Relations
About 

$74K -$119K

$74K

$119K

$73,940 - $118,748 Range

zoovu
4.1

zoovu

Director of Public Relations
About 

$103K -$111K

$103K

$111K

$102,554 - $110,621 Range

MGM Resorts International
3.6

MGM Resorts International

Director of Public Relations
About 

$67K -$72K

$67K

$72K

$66,582 - $72,001 Range

Edelman Financial Engines
3.2

Edelman Financial Engines

Director of Public Relations
About 

$163K -$177K

$163K

$177K

$163,207 - $176,590 Range

Executive Touch
4.3

Executive Touch

Director of Public Relations
About 

$49K -$53K

$49K

$53K

$48,549 - $52,741 Range

Great Plains Laboratory
3.3

Great Plains Laboratory

Director of Public Relations - Hourly
About 

$22 -$23

 hourly

$22

$23

$22 - $23 Range

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
3.9

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Director of Public Relations
About 

$67K -$81K

$67K

$81K

$66,629 - $80,836 Range

Morris Heights Health Center
2.4

Morris Heights Health Center

Director of Public Relations
About 

$74K -$81K

$74K

$81K

$73,596 - $81,288 Range

Chick-fil-A
3.9

Chick-fil-A

Director of Public Relations
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,009 - $51,786 Range

Finn Partners
3.9

Finn Partners

Director of Public Relations
About 

$64K -$70K

$64K

$70K

$63,750 - $69,530 Range

College of Lake County
4.3

College of Lake County

Director of Public Relations - Hourly
About 

$10 -$11

 hourly

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

Bank of Punjab
3.8

Bank of Punjab

Director of Public Relations
About 

$122K -$133K

$122K

$133K

$122,465 - $133,101 Range

Hardin-Simmons University
4.1

Hardin-Simmons University

Director of Public Relations
About 

$45K -$48K

$45K

$48K

$44,562 - $47,652 Range

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The national average salary for a Director of Public Relations is $80,990 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director of Public Relations salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 73 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director of Public Relations employees.

The highest salary for a Director of Public Relations in United States is $149,513 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director of Public Relations in United States is $43,872 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent director of public relations salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$90,000
per year
A Director of Public Relations in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Director of Corporate Training in the Winchester, VA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Winchester, VA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$57,000
per year
A Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Burlington, VT Area area reported making $57,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Burlington, VT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$96,831
per year
A Director of Public Relations in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $96,831 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$95,000
per year
A Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$141,519
per year
A Public Relations Director in the Des Moines, IA Area area reported making $141,519 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Des Moines, IA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
An Expansion Director in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$130,000
per year
A PR Director in the Colorado Springs, CO Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Colorado Springs, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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