PR pros can find jobs in cities throughout the world, but according to a recent study, some cities are more lucrative than others for communicators.
ValuePenguin published a list of the 35 best cities in the United States for PR specialists. Average salary, cost of living, and demand for communicators were considered to determine the winners.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 208,000 people have jobs in PR in the United States. PR pros earn an average annual salary of roughly $64,000, with PR and fundraising managers earning an average of $115,400 each year.
Washington, D.C. made the top of the list with an average annual salary of more than $97,000 for PR pros. New York; San Francisco; Madison, Wisconsin; Austin, Texas; Sacramento, California; Philadelphia; Trenton, New Jersey; Lansing, Michigan; and Boston also made it into the top 10.
This week, one PR pro can take advantage of an opportunity in Washington, D.C.—Gallup is looking for a public relations specialist.
Gallup is a research- and analytics-focused consulting firm with more than 75 years of experience helping private and public organizations. Many recognize its name for the public opinion polls it conducts in countries worldwide.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience with public relations and communications. Candidates with research and article-writing experience will have a leg up on the competition.
The position requires media relations prowess and experience successfully promoting client services and products. The right candidate will be able to mix new media strategies with successful PR and marketing efforts in various campaigns.
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