Community Relations Coordinator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Community Relations Coordinators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Community Relations Coordinators is high. The vast majority of Community Relations Coordinators (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,331 - $58,615
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$29K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,264
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$11.73 - $22.04
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$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,331 - $58,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,576 - $56,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $22.04  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $29.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,576 - $56,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Community Relations Coordinator

  • Evaluate needs of general public and community groups.
  • Represent organization in a variety of public settings to increase awareness.
  • Develop community outreach activities and programs.

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Popular Skills for Community Relations Coordinator


Community Relations Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fundraising. The majority of those who know Event Planning also know Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. Community Relations Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K.

Community Relations Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Community Relations Coordinator?

Community Relations Coordinator in San Francisco:
"Fits my personality."
Pros: I'm great with people. I get to talk and write about the nonprofit I work for, and convince other people that they should love it as much as I do. The culture is very supportive, and I get to be fairly autonomous in my work. Management is flexible about PTO time.
Cons: I wish there were more opportunities for upward mobility. I feel my salary does not reflect the value I add to the agency.

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Experience Affects Community Relations Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Coordinator Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 22%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
0%

Marketing Communications
0%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$39,000

Fundraising
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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