Boost for PR salaries and stress levels

PR people are feeling better paid but more stressed than ever before according to the 1997 PR Week/Media Appointments Salary Survey.

PR people are feeling better paid but more stressed than

ever before according to the 1997 PR Week/Media Appointments

Salary Survey.



Sixty seven per cent of the survey’s 1,400 respondents say they

are well rewarded, with average pay increases of 11.9 per cent

for consultancy staff and 7.5 per cent for in-house

practitioners. Performance-related bonuses are also rising in

value with nearly one in four agency employees holding shares in

their company.



However, 57 per cent of PR staff say they feel overworked. A

worrying 14.7 per cent drink more than 25 units of alcohol per

week, and one in six in-house people admit to going to work with

a hangover in the previous two weeks.



But despite the pressure and media cynicism about industry

sleaze, 59 per cent said that they are proud to work in PR.



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