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Public Relations Director in the United States

How much does a Public Relations Director earn in the United States? The average Public Relations Director salary in the United States is $133,385 as of January 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $115,136 and $155,716. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Directs and implements a company's public relations strategies. Manages media relations, announcements, editorial placement, and speaking opportunities. Evaluates and authorizes all forms of communica

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123099
178701
146194
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    Public Relations Manager

    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Public Relations Director


    Bachelor's Degree

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    Top Public Relations Executive

    8 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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