Half of PRs feel underpaid, but two-thirds would still recommend the job to a friend

Half of those working in PR feel underpaid but more than two-thirds would still recommend the job to a friend, according to a new survey of employee attitudes.

The survey, carried out by PRWeek and the PRCA, asked employees if they felt ‘underpaid’, ‘overpaid’ or ‘paid the right amount’, to which 49 per cent responded that they felt short-changed by their employer. 

However, respondents were broadly positive across a range of workplace issues, such as flexible working, opportunities for career progression, diversity and employee welfare.

Around 60 per cent of respondents rated their employer as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ on the issue of flexible working, while more than half agreed that their employer provided good opportunities for career progression.

Two-thirds of respondents agreed that their employer was either ‘good’ or ‘very good’ on the issues of employee welfare and diversity and more than 70 per cent were positive about their working environment.

The anonymous survey attracted more than 300 respondents, nearly a quarter of whom were from in-house roles. Around a fifth were board directors and a similar number were account directors, while account managers made up almost a quarter and around five per cent were support or admin staff. 

Read our feature for the survey results in more depth.

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