Consultant, Public Relations Salary

The average Public Relations Consultant in the United States earns approximately $52.41 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just under a third claim medical and dental insurance and a little less than one-fifth get vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Public Relations Consultants is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,101 - $146,166
$35K
$59K
$150K
MEDIAN: $58,518
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50%
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$19.93 - $127.01
$20
$52
$130
MEDIAN: $52.41
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$0$242K
Salary $35,101 - $146,166
Bonus $5,500
Commission $13,000
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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$39,617 - $242,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $19.93 - $127.01
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $15.00
Annual Data $0$242K
Bonus $5,500
Commission $13,000
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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$39,617 - $242,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Consultant, Public Relations

The primary focus of a public relations consultant is to liaise with their clients in order to present them to the world in the best possible light. This will include finding out all of the positive newsworthy stories about their clients and trying to get the local, and possibly national, media to present this information. With today's increasingly digital audience, public relations consultants will often be expected to run online social media campaigns, using pictures, posts and tweets to best represent the needs of their clients.

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Consultant, Public Relations Tasks

  • Prepare and coordinate press releases and spokespeople to deliver the intended message.
  • Guarantee positive coverage of organization's public events and endeavors.
  • Support organization's objectives with public relations expertise.
  • Counsel administration and staff on proper procedure in the event of a PR crisis.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Public Relations


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Public Relations Consultants who move into a Public Relations Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Public Relations Managers earn $58K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Public Relations

Pay by Experience for a Consultant, Public Relations has a positive trend. An entry-level Consultant, Public Relations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consultant, Public Relations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Consultant, Public Relations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 37 salaries. A Consultant, Public Relations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Consultant, Public Relations

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Consultant, Public Relations Salaries

▲48%

▲30%

National Average
$82,000

▼25%

▼45%

Skills That Affect Consultant, Public Relations Salaries


National Average
$82,000


Microsoft Office
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 68%
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