Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Public Relations make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$69,508 / yrTotal Pay
$62,289 / yrBase Pay
$7,218 / yrAdditional Pay

$69,508

 / yr
$42K$116K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Public Relations is $69,508 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $62,289 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $7,218 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Top Paying Companies

For a Public Relations in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Public Relations in United States. Employers include Amazon, Glassdoor and Highwire.

1
Amazon
Amazon
$161,334/yr
10K open jobs
2
Glassdoor
$152,372/yr
6
$113,227/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Public Relations in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Public Relations in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $156,853, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $110,631, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $106,820, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $93,408, and Media & Communication with a median total pay of $73,734.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$156,853

    43% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$110,631

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$106,820

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$93,408

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$73,734

    20% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Public Relations are Amazon and Glassdoor.

AmazonAmazon$161,334/yr
GlassdoorGlassdoor$152,372/yr

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Public Relations Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,500

/yr

$60K | $500

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Public Relations

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$68,535

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
PR Professional

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$6,000

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
PR Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$63,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Public Relations Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
PR Analyst

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Public Relations pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Public Relations is $62,289 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Public Relations salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1896 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Public Relations employees.

The highest salary for a Public Relations in United States is $102,618 per year.

The lowest salary for a Public Relations in United States is $37,810 per year.

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