Community Relations Manager Salary

Community Relations Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Community Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (82 percent) of Community Relations Managers who took the survey are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,434 - $76,276
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,658
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50%
90%

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$11.63 - $26.07
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,434 - $76,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,230  
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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$32,142 - $76,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,230  
   
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).
)
$32,142 - $76,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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


Survey results imply that Community Relations Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in 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.


Community Relations Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Community Relations Managers, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Community Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Orlando (+21 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Tampa (9 percent lower and 3 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 1%

National Average
$49,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

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 77 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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