Community Relations Manager Salary

For Community Relations Managers, annual average wages total $50K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Community Relations Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Job satisfaction for Community Relations Managers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,398 - $76,099

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$11.61 - $26.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,398 - $76,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $4,112  
Commission
$3,000 - $10,000  
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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$32,380 - $76,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $26.18  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $4,112  
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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$32,380 - $76,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Community Relations Manager

Community relations managers represent businesses and organizations to the communities they serve, both directly and through media relations. They are expected to maintain their employers’ reputation while increasing trust and patronage. To accomplish this, community relations managers undertake tasks such as establishing partnerships with other organizations in the community, participating in interviews with and issuing statements to the media, and engaging in customer service, as well as coordinating and attending fundraisers and various public and private events. Community relations managers must be able to interact with individuals at all levels of society such as ordinary citizens, small business owners, local politicians, and executives of major corporations. Work hours for community relations managers vary, as events often fall outside regular business hours. While a significant part of the work of community relations managers takes place in an office environments, attending community events is often a part of the job.

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Community Relations Manager Tasks

  • Participate in annual reporting, and figuring and reporting of expenditures.
  • Plan and manage community relations activities including public awareness campaigns and community outreach.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of communication staff.

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Popular Skills for Community Relations Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Corporate Communications and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Social Media Marketing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Event Planning also know Media / Public Relations and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Community Relations Managers. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $44K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $51K. Community Relations Managers see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $75K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


For Community Relations Managers, Austin provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Community Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+38 percent), Los Angeles (+27 percent), Orlando (+21 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Seattle, 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Denver and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Community Relations Manager Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 28%

Fundraising
up arrow 18%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$49,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Business Development
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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