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Media Relations Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $44,523 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Copywriting, Marketing Communications, and Social Media Marketing. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Media Relations Specialist Salary (?
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$31,358 - $73,321
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MEDIAN: $44,522
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Media Relations Specialist Salary (?
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$11.72 - $25.76
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,358 - $73,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$31,143 - $71,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $25.76  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$31,143 - $71,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Media Relations Specialist

  • 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.
  • Build, maintain and monitor relationships with key media figures and communities.
  • Create and disseminate marketing materials, both textual and image-based.

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$46,000
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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 12%
Project Management
up arrow 12%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%
National Average
$46,000
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%