Good news, fellow creative professionals: You can expect a pay bump this year.
According to Robert Half’s 2014 Salary Guides
, the outlook is solid for PR and creative/marketing professionals.
Form Business Insider
Creatives can expect average starting salaries to go up 3.3 percent. Creative agencies and in-house departments alike need help developing compelling and visually appealing content, particularly for small screens. But a dearth of digital expertise remains. The supply of creative professionals with standout interactive and mobile design skills is not keeping pace with the demand. As a result, user experience designers and mobile designers are well-positioned in today’s employment market.
One of Half’s “buzzworthy job descriptions” this year is the interactive marketing manager, whose duties include “day-to-day operation of a company’s website” and “analytical review.”
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The public relations industry can also expect good things this year. Here are the low- and high-end salaries for various PR titles in the United States, according to the guide:
• Vice President of Public Relations $ 118,000 to $ 200,750
• Public Relations Director $ 94,000 to $ 130,500
• Public Relations Manager $ 75,500 to $ 96,500
• Public Relations Specialist (5+ years) $ 63,250 to $ 88,500
• Public Relations/Communications Specialist (1 to 5 years) $ 42,250 to $ 64,000