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What PR pros make in the DC area: salaries

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Wonder how much people make in public relations?  Or if you’re being paid enough?  According to Salary.com, the median annual base salary for a public relations professional in the DC area is…

  • PR Specialist 1: $45,874
  • PR Specialist 2: $56,771
  • PR Specialist 3: $69,026
  • PR Specialist 4: $84,264
  • PR Manager:     $94,869
  • PR Director:      $126,165

The PRSA says these are the kinds of salaries that are typical pay at DC area public relations agencies…

  • Account Executive:              $48,400
  • Senior Account Executive: $59,600
  • Account Supervisor:            $74,400
  • Vice President:                     $113,400
  • Senior Vice President:       $141,900
  • Executive Vice President: $166,300

In corporate communications, average salaries…

  • Specialist:                       $77,300
  • Manager:                        $91,000
  • Director:                         $137,100
  • Senior Vice President: $174,500
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