Pay for Media Relations Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $63K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Media Relations Managers (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,012 - $99,624  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $13,685  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Commission
$305.21  
Total Pay (?
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$39,038 - $100,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.44  
   
Overtime
$20.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.96 - $13,685  
   
Commission
$305.21  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$39,038 - $100,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Media Relations Manager

A media relations manager is responsible for overseeing all communications from their organization with various forms of media, including cultivating and managing all relationships with media representatives. This person will generally work in an office environment and maintain typical daytime, weekday hours. Most organizations will require that their media relations manager have a bachelor’s degree in a field such as media relations or communication, and many require a master’s degree. These managers work within public and non-profit organizations, as well.

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Media Relations Manager Tasks

  • Manage social media and event planning, including special projects.
  • Develop and implement strategies for increasing and targeting reach, awareness and impact.
  • Respond to media inquiries and develop relationships with media outlets.
  • Write and disseminate content about the organization and its activities.
  • Edit video, audio, and other multi-media content.

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Manager


Media Relations Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing. Most people who know Corporate Communications also know Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Media Relations Managers. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $53K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. For Media Relations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%



National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 11%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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