A Community Relations Specialist earns an average salary of $42,368 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Community Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,724 - $60,798
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MEDIAN: $42,368
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Community Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.73 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,724 - $60,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
Commission
$3,000 - $25,000  
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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$29,281 - $61,002  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $25,000  
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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$29,281 - $61,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
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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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Experience Affects Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$42,000
Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Event Planning
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Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$42,000
Customer Relations
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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