The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $44,501 per year. A skill in Marketing Communications is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Media Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$32,184 - $71,200
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MEDIAN: $44,501
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Media Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.00 - $25.63
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,184 - $71,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$31,163 - $70,175  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $25.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$31,163 - $70,175  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$46,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.
Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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