Media Relations Manager Salary

Media Relations Managers in the United States pull down an average of $64K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women make up a slight majority of Media Relations Managers (52 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,038 - $102,030

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$40,038 - $102,030  
   
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$0.00 - $16,341  
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$39,304 - $105,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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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Media Relations Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Media / Public Relations, Marketing Communications, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communications. Corporate Communications and Media / Public Relations are also commonly seen together.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Media Relations Managers make $76K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $87K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 18%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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