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Community Relations Specialist Salary

Median pay for Community Relations Specialists in the United States is around $44K annually. Most Community Relations Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more female Community Relations Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,492 - $65,838
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,818
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$10.17 - $23.64
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$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,492 - $65,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,360  
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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$29,739 - $65,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $23.64  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,360  
   
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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$29,739 - $65,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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 Project Management, Community Outreach / Activism, Fundraising, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Community Relations Specialist

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


For Community Relations Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $48K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 9%

Fundraising
up arrow 9%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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