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Public Relations Representative Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,902 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Public Relations Representative is $72,902 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Public Relations Representative is between $52,360 and $89,887. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Public Relations Representative. 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

  • Plans and organizes public relations program designed to create and maintain favorable public image for employer or client.
  • Plans and oversees development and communication of information designed to keep the public informed of employer's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
  • Coordinates public relations efforts in order to meet needs, objectives, and policies of individual, special interest group, business concern, nonprofit organization, or governmental agency.
  • Represents organization as in-house staff member or serves as an outside consultant.
Public Relations Representative Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 233,730

Estimated population of Public Relations Representative jobs: 66,122

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Public Relations Representative Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Public Relations Representative for Clean Energy Services
May 16
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Merit Management Group, Inc.
We are seeking a Public Relations Representative to help take our client's marketing and advertising campaigns to the next level. The role will be an integral part of our marketing and promotions ...
Communications + Public Relations Assistant Experience
Jun 11
Chicago, IL, USA
US Energy Company
... Representative, Sales Associate, Full Time, Entry Level, chicago, wheaton, lombard, arlington heights, ENTRY LEVEL, B2B, SALES, MARKETING, PR, ADVERTISING, MANAGER, MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, TEAM, JOB ...
Public Relations and Strategic Communications Specialist
Jun 18
Naperville, IL, USA
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Journalism, Public Relations or Marketing Communications. * 5+ years ... Willingness to represent the Company through involvement in community functions and organizations.
Marketing & Public Relations Intern
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Now Hiring
Highly motivated, proactive representatives are invaluable to our firm. The right Public Relations & Marketing Intern can expect to have opportunities for growth within the first few months that ...
Director of Communications - Public Relations
Jun 4
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Home Centered Care Institute
Represent HCCI to national clients interested in pursuing educational products, consulting services ... BA/BS in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field * Solid ...
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