The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $48,247 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$31,851 - $66,634
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MEDIAN: $48,246
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$13.57 - $26.66
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,851 - $66,634  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
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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$31,364 - $66,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $26.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4,500  
   
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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$31,364 - $66,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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

  • 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

Experienced
up arrow 30%


National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 7%


Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$46,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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