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Media Relations Manager Salary

Media Relations Managers in the United States take home an average $65K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Media Relations Managers (54 percent) survey respondents. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,148 - $102,590
(Median)
$39K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,803
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,148 - $102,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$4,839 - $12,208  
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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$37,936 - $108,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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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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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Social Media Marketing. Competency in Corporate Communications frequently indicates knowledge of Media / Public Relations.

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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $76K. Media Relations Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $85K.

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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 17%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%