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Public Affairs Officer Salary (United States)

A Public Affairs Officer earns an average salary of $70,570 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$39,803 - $101,531
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MEDIAN: $70,570
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$39,803 - $101,531  
   
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$0.00 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$39,364 - $104,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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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Experience Affects Public Affairs Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$70,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%