Community Relations Manager Salary

Community Relations Managers in the United States take home an average $50K per year. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of Community Relations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,317 - $78,527
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,352
10%
50%
90%

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$11.81 - $29.36
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,317 - $78,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$7,347  
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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$33,266 - $79,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
   
Commission
$7,347  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$33,266 - $79,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Community Relations Managers who transition into an upper level Director of Community Relations position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Director of Community Relations makes $52K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Community Relations Manager


Bringing up the rear, Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s median pay of $33K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $47K.

Popular Skills for Community Relations Manager


Community Relations Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Corporate Communications, Community Outreach / Activism, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 17 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Social Media Marketing and Business Development as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Event Planning indicates knowledge of 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Community Relations Managers. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $52K. Community Relations Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $76K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,266

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

With a pay rate for Community Relations Managers that is 41 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Community Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), Orlando (+19 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Seattle, 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Denver (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Community Relations Manager Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 26%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 17%

People Management
up arrow 7%


Fundraising
up arrow 5%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$50,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Business Development
up arrow 5%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

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: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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