Public Relations Officer

Public Relations (PR) Officers develop and implement communication strategies to promote information about organisations to the public. A PR Officer earns an average salary of $64,255 per annum.

The responsibilities of a Public Relations Officer can include creating media releases, managing relationships with media, preparing and publishing online and printed content, and liaising with stakeholders.

Average salary
$64,255 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Min average salary
$57,810 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Max average salary
$70,700 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Job growth

Projection: 15% more Public Relations Officers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Public Relations Officer are:

  • NSW: 45.5%
  • VIC: 19.9%
  • QLD: 15%

Key skills required
  • Interested in people
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write concisely
  • Good organisational skills
  • Interested in current affairs
  • Able to work under pressure


Career pathway planner


Move up in the industry