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Director Public Relations Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$135,597 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Public Relations is $135,597 a year and $65 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Public Relations is between $94,079 and $168,708. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Director Public Relations. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and organizes the overall public relations activities of the organization.
  • Designs and heads the development and communication of information designed to keep the public informed of employer's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
  • Plans and develops public relations internal and external programs and policies, maintaining employee, public, and shareholder interest and acceptance.
  • Advises management of public relations implications of organization policies.
  • Participates in preparation of news releases, publications, and the annual report.
Director Public Relations Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Job family population: 67,300

Estimated population of Director Public Relations jobs: 2,852

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Director Public Relations Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Director - Public Relations
May 14
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Home Centered Care Institute
The Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs who will join our talented team is someone who contributes to strategic vision and leadership for HCCI, particularly with regard to the ...
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
May 13
Itasca, IL, USA
FCL Builders
S. FCL Builders has an opportunity for a seasoned, hands-on, Marketing and Public Relations Director at our corporate office in Itasca, IL. This individual will be responsible for creating ...
VP - Health, Public Relations (Chicago)
Feb 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Finn Partners
The ideal candidate has prior public relations agency leadership experience with bio pharma and ... directed toward both consumers and health professionals + An unflappable problem-solver who can ...
May 1
Chicago, IL, USA
Finn Partners
... direct + Track record of leading effective campaigns and programs that have advanced client ... The firm offers a full-service approach including integrated public relations, content creation ...
Public Relations Coordinator
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Dine|Amic Group
... PR Manager and Associate Marketing ... Director • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong creative ...
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