Media Relations Manager Salary

Pay for Media Relations Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $63K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Media Relations Managers (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,492 - $98,144
$40K
$63K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,129
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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
$40,492 - $98,144  
   
Bonus
$96.09 - $15,456  
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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$39,030 - $100,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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
$96.09 - $15,456  
   
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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$39,030 - $100,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.

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


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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing. Most people who know 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: $61,913

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent).

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Key Stats for Media Relations Manager

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$62,000

▼13%

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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%