Earning potential of PR professionals
What is the salary that I can expect out of this job?
This job is no different in terms of salary from other jobs. The pay package is defined on your skills and experience. The pay package for a beginner in PR can vary from Rs. 15,000 and above depending upon the skill set and education qualification. It also depends upon the organisation that your are working in. If you are joining a corporate company as a Personal Secretary to CEO, you may earn anywhere in between Rs. 2,50,000/- to Rs. 3,50,000/- per annum. If you are joining an advertising and marketing company as a communications professional, you may earn about Rs. 3,00,000/- and above a fresher.
But if you apply to a News channel or a TV channel as an anchor or newsreader, you can expect greater salary of Rs. 35,000/- and above. However, for media jobs, you need to be interested and should be willing to work in rotational shifts and travel places as well. If you apply for a marketing position with an IT firm as a technical communication or corporate communication professional, you can expect a starting salary of Rs. 15,000/- and above. It might be beneficial for you if you try venturing into sales and marketing or business developments positions as well. The basic mantra is to have excellent communication skills as this is what you will be judged on in almost every other organisation. The opportunities are simply endless.