A Media Relations Specialist earns an average salary of $49,081 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$35,120 - $65,870
$35K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,081
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$10.30 - $33.94
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,120 - $65,870  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Commission
$4,240  
Total Pay (?
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$31,753 - $66,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $33.94  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Commission
$4,240  
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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$31,753 - $66,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Media Relations Specialist

Media relations specialists are a branch of public relations workers who deal primarily with transmitting information about their companies to the press and media, including newspapers, websites, TV/radio stations, and internet outlets. When something new, interesting, or important happens within their company, they are responsible for getting the word out, and they may occasionally be tasked with responding to negative information about the company, as well.

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Media Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Build, maintain and monitor relationships with key media figures and communities.
  • Create and disseminate marketing materials, both textual and image-based.
  • Write reports, releases, websites, and public-facing content to contextualize the organization.
  • Monitor and analyze the organization's public image, identifying strategies to improve perception.

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Key Stats for Media Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%


Copywriting
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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