PR NEWS 2002 Salary Survey


Compensation for Corporate Communications Titles
Title
Median Total Cash Compensation*
% Eligible for Short-Term Incentives
% Eligible for Long-Term Incentives
Vice President, Corporate Communications
$183,600
86%
63%
Corporate Communications Manager
$101,800
86%
48%
Media Relations Manager
$97,200
83%
56%
Managing Editor, Creative Services
$71,600
70%
28%
Public Relations Manager
$70,300
63%
29%
Writer
$50,600
54%
8%
Director, Philanthropy
$120,900
92%
61%
Director, Special Events
$104,500
78%
57%
Events Planner
$49,400
48%
12%
Art Director
$62,100
64%
15%
Desktop Publisher - Senior
$43,700
53%
8%
Graphic Artist - Associate
$42,500
44%
9%

* Median total cash compensation includes base salary and annual incentive.


Pay Variation by Organization Size for a Corporate Communications Manager
Total Number of Employees (FTEs)
Median Total Cash Compensation*
< 1,000
$84,000
1,000<3,500
$97,500
3,500<10,000
$100,500
> 10,000
$114,900

Pay Variation by Industry for a Corporate Communications Manager
Industry
Median Total Cash Compensation*
Banking/Financial Services
$100,000
Health Care
$103,400
Hospitality/Media/Entertainment
$91,100
Insurance
$109,100
Nondurable Manufacturing
$101,800
Professional Services
$135,000
Retail/Wholesale
$78,300
Utilities
$109,300

* Median total cash compensation includes base salary and annual incentive.

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