Most PR pros got raises last year, PR Daily survey finds

The first-ever PR Daily Salary and Job Satisfaction survey found that PR people got pay bumps in 2012, but they’re mostly dissatisfied with their pay.

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That doesn’t mean they’re satisfied.

According to the results of the first-ever PR Daily Salary and Job Satisfaction survey, 71 percent of public relations professionals received salary increases in 2012. Most raises were modest—24 percent of respondents got pay bumps of 2 to 3 percent—but a significant portion earned salary increases of 10 percent or more. Most respondents expect a raise in 2013.

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In terms of salary, 51 percent of PR professionals make between $35,000 and $75,000.

Despite the gains, most PR professionals are dissatisfied with their pay.

More than half (52 percent) of respondents said they are somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their compensation. Naturally, the lower they are on the pay scale, the less satisfied they are with their salaries, according to the survey. People working at PR agencies are most likely to be dissatisfied with their pay, while those at public companies are the most likely to be satisfied.

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