I don't mean to sound like a douche but does anyone know how much money you can make at the top of the profession, in PR? Firms like Bell Pottinger are bringing in say 65mil per year, which is comparable with some accountancy firms, so do the top guys at these places earn a great deal? Is a board director on a couple of hundred thousand, for example? I realise it's not as well paid as other professions but was just interesting because it would seem the money is there...
hey, thanks for the info! I am just trying to make sense of how comfortable you can be in this line of work. Of course money isn't everything though. I have a rough idea about salary bands now but was wondering if anyone had any specific insider info. Yeah, I am considering it because I like the look of the work. Particularly, corporate / crisis management and financial. How about you?
I'm currently in a bit of a conundrum, had two job offers last week and I'm currently awaiting to hear back from Four Communications tomorrow, fairly confident I have it - though that just makes things worse in a sense. Basically I have to make a decision as to what sector I would like to go into, I know it won't quite define my career yet but it'll certainly have an impact as each are quite specific, argh.
As for some inside knowledge, straight from one of the directors at Four; career progression is entirely what you make of it, there's no set amount of years to be in xxx positon as such. If you're good enough you can jump from exec to manager pretty quickly. One of the guys at Four went from graduate account exec to account director in 7 years.
It's interesting, because from some I've heard PR is definitely not the career to go into if you're money-driven, since at the very least it's slow-starting. But then, I don't know an awful lot about the salary side of it just yet and tbf I'd guess it varies from place to place!