Media Relations Manager Salary

Media Relations Managers in the United States pull down an average of $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Relations Managers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Media Relations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,918 - $96,431
$41K
$63K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,725
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$14.13 - $25.78
$15
MEDIAN: $15.06
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$0$98K
Salary $40,918 - $96,431
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
Profit Sharing $9,000
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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$38,932 - $98,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $15.06
Overtime $21.14
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,544
Commission $305.21
Profit Sharing $9,000
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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$38,932 - $98,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.

Common Career Paths for Media Relations Manager


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Media Relations Managers who transition into an upper level Public Relations Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Public Relations Manager makes $58K a year.

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Manager


Survey takers who work as Media Relations Managers typically report just a few professional 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Most people familiar with Corporate Communications also know Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Media Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 46 salaries. A Media Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,577

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Media Relations Managers, 29 percent above the national average. Media Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent).

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Key Stats for Media Relations Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries


Marketing Communications
▲10%

National Average
$62,000



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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