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Public Affairs Officer Salary

A Public Affairs Officer earns an average salary of $71,062 per year.

$41,753 - $100,653
(Median)
$42K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,061
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$41,753 - $100,653  
   
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$0.00 - $14,681  
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$39,617 - $104,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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 17%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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