PRWeek is out with its annual salary survey, and the results showed a mixed bag during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the survey’s findings:
- Denver saw the median PR salary increase 11% to $85,000.
- Denver’s median annual salary significantly trails markets such as San Francisco ($153,000), Chicago ($110,000), Boston ($122,000) and Washington, D.C. ($127,000), but is ahead of markets such as Atlanta ($76,000) and Seattle ($80,000).
- PR agencies saw salaries rise 6.8% on average nationally, while corporate positions saw a 4.2% increase. Non-profit salaries languished, with an average increase of 0.6%.
- 23% of respondents said their salaries were reduced at some point during the year due to COVID-19.