Community Relations Manager Salary

Community Relations Managers in the United States take home approximately $52K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Community Relations Managers are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,523 - $83,976
$37K
$52K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,279
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$13.13 - $31.84
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MEDIAN: $18.49
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$0$86K
Salary $36,523 - $83,976
Bonus $0.00 - $12,143
Profit Sharing $1,768
Commission $3,700
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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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$35,520 - $86,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 359
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.13 - $31.84
Overtime $0.00 - $38.62
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,143
Commission $3,700
Profit Sharing $1,768
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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$35,520 - $86,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Community Relations Manager


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Community Relations Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Director of Community Relations. Median pay for Directors of Community Relations is $53K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Community Relations Manager


Those at American Cancer Society (ACS) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K.

Offering a median of only $33K, Barnes & Noble, Inc. pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $25K on the lower end and $47K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Community Relations Manager


Survey takers working as Community Relations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 22 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Management, Fundraising, and Social Media Marketing. It is often found that people who know Event Planning are also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Media / Public Relations. The majority of those who know Marketing Communications also know Media / Public Relations and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Community Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Community Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Community Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Community Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 87 salaries. A Community Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,904

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Community Relations Managers that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Community Relations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+37 percent), Minneapolis (+36 percent), Orlando (+15 percent), and Phoenix (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Indianapolis and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Community Relations Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Community Relations Manager?

Community Relations Manager in Hartford:
Pros: Help students.
Cons: Managing many relationships.

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Key Stats for Community Relations Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Community Relations Manager Salaries

▲29%

▲21%

▲16%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Community Relations Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲25%

Corporate Communications
▲22%

People Management
▲19%

Project Management
▲18%




National Average
$52,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%


Program Development
▼5%

Business Development
▼8%

Social Media Marketing
▼8%

▼10%

Event Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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