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Community Relations Specialist Salary

The average Community Relations Specialist in the United States earns approximately $43K annually. Most Community Relations Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Community Relations Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$30,443 - $63,416
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MEDIAN: $43,042
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,443 - $63,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
Commission
$2,948 - $15,260  
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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$29,693 - $63,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
   
Commission
$2,948 - $15,260  
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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$29,693 - $63,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Community Relations Specialist

Community relations specialists work in a wide variety of fields in private companies, non-profit agencies, educational entities, and governmental institutions. They work to build contacts within communities, sometimes in specific areas, to build relationships between their employer and the community. One of the primary tasks of a community relations specialist is to develop, organize, implement, and analyze their company's public relations campaigns and marketing efforts. In many cases, this includes planning events aimed at reaching the public (or a specific segment of the public), coordinating outreach campaigns, and building relationships with specific individuals or groups within a community.

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Community Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Lead community marketing efforts, ensuring execution of strategies to improve market presence.
  • Develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products and services.
  • Plan and execute press conferences and special events.
  • Promote individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting publicity material and releasing it through various communications media.
  • Respond to requests for information or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source.

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Popular Skills for Community Relations Specialist


Community Relations Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Community Outreach / Activism, Project Management, Fundraising, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Most people experienced in Marketing Communications also know Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Community Relations Specialists make a median salary of $46K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $45K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Community Relations Specialist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 5%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Fundraising
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%