Media Relations Specialist Salary

A Media Relations Specialist earns an average salary of $49,674 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.

$35,457 - $65,678
$35K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,674
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50%
90%

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$13.49 - $26.02
$13
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.34
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,457 - $65,678  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$31,601 - $65,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $26.02  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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).
)
$31,601 - $65,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,781

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Key Stats for Media Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

▲20%

▲5%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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