Public Affairs Officer Salary

The average salary for a Public Affairs Officer is $67,125 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Media / Public Relations.

$35,759 - $97,520
$36K
$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $67,125
10%
50%
90%

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$15.50 - $40.50
$22
MEDIAN: $21.65
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,759 - $97,520  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$31,304 - $98,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.65  
   
Overtime
$47.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$31,304 - $98,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Public Affairs Officer

Public affairs officers implement and manage public relations for their organization. Officers in large organizations typically work in a department with others officers and a supervisor; however, many work alone serving their company and/or clients. Public affairs officers have a number of responsibilities, including analyzing their clients'/company's needs, as well as designing and implementing a public relations policy. They may also be in charge of interacting with media organizations and/or the general public, writing and editing materials for publication, and organizing and attending events, among other duties.

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Public Affairs Officer Tasks

  • Advise senior leaders on public affairs issues and assist them in making decisions about disseminating information to the media.
  • Evaluate media strategies and their effectiveness.
  • Facilitate media relations and determine information needs of both internal and external audiences.
  • Plan and execute communication strategies to achieve desired objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Affairs Officer

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

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Key Stats for Public Affairs Officer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲23%


National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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