Consultant, Public Relations Salary (United States)

A Consultant, Public Relations earns an average salary of $57,442 per year. A skill in Marketing Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Consultant, Public Relations Salary (?
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$33,275 - $129,280
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130K
MEDIAN: $57,441
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Consultant, Public Relations Salary (?
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$14.62 - $123.12
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$33,275 - $129,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
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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$32,119 - $185,823  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $123.12  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $49.13  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
   
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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$32,119 - $185,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Job Description for Consultant, Public Relations

  • 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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Minneapolis
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New York
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National Average
$64,000
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Consultant, Public Relations Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Consultant, Public Relations in Great Barrington:
"Meet The Press."
Go to meet press personnel in person, whenever possible. This job is all about relationships. For those of you with journalistic leanings or training, there are very few jobs in the traditional press but you can write your own news for your clients because papers can't afford to pay for copy, but clients will. Tell the best story as briefly as possible, and make your copy clean, and it will often be picked up verbatim. Stress levels are high due to multiple tight due dates. Career path: sharing your expertise with multiple clients or picking up more experience and training and going into branding. It's all about telling a good story succinctly; as Bernadette Jiwa says, not "How can I sell more?" but "How can I make the most difference?" Excel by managing expectations and exceeding them every time.

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Experience Affects Consultant, Public Relations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 111%
Experienced
up arrow 47%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Consultant, Public Relations Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 54%
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