Media Relations Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $45,133 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 Salary (?
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$31,661 - $72,647
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MEDIAN: $45,133
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Media Relations Specialist Salary (?
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,661 - $72,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$30,589 - $71,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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 - $5,182  
   
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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$30,589 - $71,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%
National Average
$46,000
Media / Public Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%