Public Affairs Officer Salary

A Public Affairs Officer earns an average salary of $67,167 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oral / Verbal Communication and Media / Public Relations.

$35,234 - $117,270
$35K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,091
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50%
90%

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$14.91 - $37.50
$22
MEDIAN: $21.65
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$0$117K
Salary $35,234 - $117,270
Bonus $5,057
Total Pay (?
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$30,968 - $117,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $21.65
Overtime $47.00
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $5,057
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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$30,968 - $117,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

Pay by Experience for a Public Affairs Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Affairs Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Affairs Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Public Affairs Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 10 salaries. A Public Affairs Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Affairs Officer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼35%

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲13%


National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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