Media Relations Manager Salary

An average Media Relations Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Media Relations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Media Relations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,929 - $100,643
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$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,722
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Salary
$39,929 - $100,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$38,580 - $103,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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 report a focused set 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. Those familiar with Corporate Communications also tend to 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.


Media Relations Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $84K on average.

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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$64,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 12%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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