Many commenters were surprised—some shocked—at that number.
“The average salary of a PR officer is $90,160?!?” A commenter exclaimed. “If that’s the case then I’ve practically been giving away my public relations work.”
Well, here’s another one for you: The average annual salary of a corporate marketing pro is $104,304, a 29 percent increase from 2009, when the average pay clocked in at $80,826.
The study reveals that salaries increased 31 percent from 2009 to 2011 across the marketing and advertising industries. Part of this is due to a jump in bonuses and commissions, according to the study.