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Community Relations Manager Salary

An average Community Relations Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Community Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Community Relations Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,679 - $75,453
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,498
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90%

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$11.56 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$32,679 - $75,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$31,730 - $76,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $29.52  
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 - $8,170  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,730 - $76,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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' 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 $51K.

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Popular Skills for Community Relations Manager


Community Relations Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Corporate Communications and Fundraising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Social Media Marketing and Customer Relationship Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Event Planning are, more often than not, also skilled 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $44K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Community Relations Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Community Relations Managers in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Community Relations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Seattle, 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Boston and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 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 19%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
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 84 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
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: 57% employee benefits None: 15%