PRWeek Releases 2017 Salary Survey Data

PRWeek has a released its annual salary survey, and the 2017 edition paints a generally rosy picture for public relations practitioners. Among the findings:

1. Median annual salaries for those at the senior director level and above are well into the six figures

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2. The median annual salary for those located in the “West” – including those of us in Colorado – is $102,000 (although that number skews higher because of the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets)

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3. 45 percent of respondents reported salaries above six figures (compared to 40 percent in 2016)

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4. A ridiculous gender salary gaps exists with men earning 42 percent more on average than women

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2 thoughts on “PRWeek Releases 2017 Salary Survey Data

  1. Thanks for sharing. I am disheartened and surprised that an industry with more women than men is demonstrating such a gap in salary equity. When are we going to stop perpetuating this madness?

    1. I described the wage gap as ridiculous, but on Twitter Sarah Rasmussen described it as appalling. Her description was more accurate.

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