Media Relations Managers command the highest salaries on the East Coast; the three top-paying cities are Boston, Washington, and New York. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Media Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,390 - $98,066
$40K
$63K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,363
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$14.00 - $23.34
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MEDIAN: $14.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,390 - $98,066  
   
Bonus
$97.29 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Commission
$305.21  
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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$39,283 - $100,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.44  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.29 - $15,101  
   
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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$39,283 - $100,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Manager


Professional skills reported by Media Relations Managers are few in number. 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. Those proficient in Corporate Communications are, more often than not, also skilled in Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Manager

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


Media Relations Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $62K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Media Relations Managers make a median salary of $70K. Media Relations Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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Key Stats for Media Relations Manager

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 12%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 9%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$62,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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