The average salary for a Public Affairs Officer is $70,678 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Media / Public Relations.

$39,088 - $96,003
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$39K
$71K
$96K
MEDIAN: $70,677
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,088 - $96,003  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
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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$35,090 - $96,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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
$4,913  
   
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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$35,090 - $96,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • Facilitate media relations and determine information needs of both internal and external audiences.
  • Plan and execute communication strategies to achieve desired objectives.
  • 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.

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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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Experience Affects Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%


National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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