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Media Relations Manager Salary (United States)

A Media Relations Manager earns an average salary of $64,106 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$40,986 - $100,308
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MEDIAN: $64,106
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Media Relations Manager Salary (?
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$10.07 - $41.72
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,986 - $100,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,273  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $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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$38,264 - $105,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $41.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $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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$38,264 - $105,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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$64,000
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Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 18%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
Marketing Communications
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Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%