The Top 15 highest-paying jobs in communications and PR

Though 2019 was a very interesting year for the communications and PR industry as they had to deal with the cost of fake news, the continued rise of influencer marketing, and the rise of data science as well as a bigger focus on ethics in the industry, It should be noted that women have come to dominate the PR industry. However, even though women make up two-thirds of the global PR industry, 78%of the CEOs in the top 30 PR agencies worldwide are men and men also make up 62% of seats in the PR boardroom, according to a recent report from Women in PR. The report also found that female PR specialists in the US have an average salary of $55,212 but for men in PR it is $61,284.

But which companies are hiring for $100K and $250K jobs the most? Ladders put together a list of the 15 companies hiring the most $100K+ jobs currently as well as for the most $250K+ jobs in this exciting field using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

Companies with the most $100K+ Communication & PR jobs

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1. Google: 792

The internet giant just announced they were starting an incubator for startups focused on sustainability. Here is you can get hired there. 

2. CVS: 643

The drug store brand will be closing 22 locations in the U.S. next year.

3. Lgs Innovations LLC: 532

LGS Innovations researches, develops and deploys networking solutions dedicated to U.S. Federal Government operations around the world.

4. JPMorgan Chase & Co: 486

The average salary for a JPMorgan Chase & Co employee is $129,931 per year. Ladders’ estimates are based on our calculations. Read more about the company and how to get hired there.

5. Walmart: 476

Walmart may be finally catching up to Amazon in terms of customer wins, according to new data. 

6. Verizon: 452

The telecommunications giant just rolled out a new loyalty program.

7. United Technologies: 438

United Technologies Corporation is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut. It researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others.

8. Booz Allen Hamilton: 435

This management consulting firm is located in lovely Tysons Corner, Virginia, in Greater Washington, D.C., but also has consulting jobs throughout the rest of the country and in strategic locations all over the world.


9. Citigroup: 422

The multinational investment banking and financial services corporation has headquarters in New York City.

10. Compass Group: 419

It is the largest foodservice company in the world and serves over 10 million meals every day in corporate cafes, arenas, schools, hospitals and more across North America.

11. Microsoft: 415

The computer software giant, and Apple rival, made Glassdoor’s 2018 100 Best Places to Work list.

12. Comcast: 404

Comcast is charging extra for Starz and people are not pleased.

13. Ernst & Young: 389

Ernst & Young needs some PR help after their female employee training mishap. 

14. Northrop Grumman: 386

The global security company just closed a $60.6-million deal with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

15. Bank of America: 385

Bank of America and IBM are collaborating on a financial services cloud.

Companies with the most $250K+ Communication & PR jobs

1. Google: 54

2. JPMorgan Chase & Co: 37

3. Citigroup: 57

4. Perspecta: 30

Perspecta just received a task order from the U.S. Army with a potential value of $25 million over five years.

5. Gilead Sciences: 21

Though their last quarter was considered disappointing there are plenty of job openings at this company.

6. State Street Corp: 21

The bank beat analyst estimates for the third quarter.

7. Level 3 Communications: 17


8. HNTB: 17

HNTB just appointed Jack Buckingham to vice president of program delivery and Charles Beauvoir as senior program manager and vice president.

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#HNTB Veteran spotlight: John Hornbeck, Office Delivery Manager for #HNTB's Carolinas offices. Hornbeck attended Duke University on a US Army ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army in 1992 and was assigned to the Patriot Missile Battalion of 2-43. He served two separate six-month tours to Saudi Arabia as a Battery Executive Officer and Patriot Missile Fire Control Officer as part of Operation Desert Storm. John declined promotion to Captain to pursue a career in civil engineering. He just celebrated his 9 year anniversary with HNTB. Thank you for your service, John! In November, #HNTB is honoring active duty U.S. #military personnel and #veterans. Our firm has more than 125 veterans, and we thank them and their families for their service to our nation.

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9. Worley: 16

The Australian engineering company provides project delivery and consulting services to the resources and energy sectors, and complex process industries.

10. Harris Corporation: 15

Harris Corp. is a Top 10 defense company.

11. Synchrony: 15

Synchrony recently partnered with PayPal to launch a credit card for Venmo users.

12. Comcast: 14

13. Johnson & Johnson: 14

Some major PR work had to go into the recent J&J baby powder recall.

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This week, six women leaders from Johnson & Johnson joined leaders across industries, along with activists, journalists and thought leaders at the @NYTimes New Rules Summit leadership conference in Brooklyn. Together, we shared important, inspiring and timely discussions on gender and diversity in the workplace. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #JNJ’s been committed to championing women since we were founded in 1886, when more than half of our employees were women. We even hired our first female scientist in 1908. Today, we’re certified @genderfair, with a perfect score for our family-friendly policies, like free breast-milk shipping services for J&J moms traveling for work, and fertility treatments, adoption reimbursement and surrogacy benefits for heterosexual and same-sex couples.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We’re proud to nurture groundbreaking women leaders who are transforming healthcare. We’re empowered, we’re listening, we’re speaking up, standing up and we’re creating new rules for change.⁣⁣⁣ #nytnewrules #BelongAtJNJ #womeninbusiness⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Left to right⁣⁣:⁣⁣ 📍 Sarita Finnie, Senior Director, Baby Care, J&J Consumer⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📍 Carolyn Mordas, Senior Director Wound Closure & Repair, Ethicon⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📍 Duda Kertesz, President, J&J Consumer⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📍 Tara Glasgow, VP Wound Closure and Repair, Ethicon⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📍 Kavita Panke, Group Product Director, CNS Marketing, @JanssenGlobal⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📍 Reshema Kemps-Polanco, VP Sales & Marketing, @JanssenGlobal

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14. Ernst & Young: 13

15. Salesforce: 13

Sales has “mindfulness zones” where they are not allowed to look at their phones in order to bring peace to their minds.