How much does a Chief Public Relations Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Public Relations Officer salary in the United States is $231,430 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $188,780 and $289,600. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $188,780 10% $149,949 90% $342,561 75% $289,600 $231,430 50%(Median)
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The Chief Public Relations Officer ensures that all external communications result in positive public relations. Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's public relations policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Chief Public Relations Officer requires a bachelor's degree. Maintains public good will towards the organization. In addition, Chief Public Relations Officer demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Typically reports to top management. The Chief Public Relations Officer manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Chief Public Relations Officer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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