Median pay for Community Relations Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The vast majority of Community Relations Managers (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Community Relations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,790 - $83,879
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$84K
MEDIAN: $51,003
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$12.45 - $31.80
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$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,790 - $83,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,655  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$7,292  
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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$35,225 - $86,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $31.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.64  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,655  
   
Commission
$7,292  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$35,225 - $86,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

Common Career Paths for Community Relations Manager


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For Community Relations Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Community Relations Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Community Relations.

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Offering only $33K on average, Barnes & Noble, Inc. seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $47K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Community Relations Manager


Community Relations Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 24 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Business Development, and Fundraising. Most people who know Event Planning also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Media / Public Relations. A tool kit that includes Marketing Communications also typically contains 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Community Relations Managers make a median salary of $66K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,736

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

Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Community Relations Managers, 40 percent above the national average. Community Relations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+39 percent), Washington (+33 percent), Orlando (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Seattle (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Community Relations Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 28%

Corporate Communications
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 22%

Project Management
up arrow 21%


Media / Public Relations
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
0%

National Average
$51,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Business Development
up arrow 5%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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