How much does a job in public relations pay? PR is much more than the salary. Although you'll drink fine wine, attend the best parties, know the fashion trends before they hit the stores, and have your finger on the pulse of everything happening, the starting salary in PR isn't large. You're not going to be able to move out of your five-story walk-up just yet. The starting salary is about mid 20s, but then when you get to be the account executive level, you'll move up to 40s and 50s. And then, when you're a Senior Account Executive, you can get into the 50s to a hundred. The thing about PR is that it's more than just the money you make. It's the experience, the contacts, and the relationships that you have. You can make anything happen in PR, so those types of relationships are priceless.