A Community Relations Manager earns an average salary of $48,886 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Community Relations Manager Total Pay (?
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$30,469 - $71,874
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MEDIAN: $48,885
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Community Relations Manager Total Pay (?
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$9.93 - $25.31
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,469 - $71,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
Commission
$1,500 - $12,500  
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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$29,958 - $73,656  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$24.07 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $12,500  
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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$29,958 - $73,656  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Chicago
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New York
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San Francisco
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National Average
$49,000
San Diego
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Experience Affects Community Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Community Relations Manager Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Event Planning
up arrow 2%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%
Marketing Management
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Sales
up arrow 27%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 34%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.
Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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