A Public Affairs Specialist earns an average salary of $56,058 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Public Affairs Specialist Total Pay (?
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$35,887 - $83,948
(Median)
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72K
84K
MEDIAN: $56,058
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Public Affairs Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $28.67
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,887 - $83,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$34,079 - $84,575  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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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$34,079 - $84,575  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Public Affairs Specialist
  • Respond to inquiries from the public and the media.
  • Serve as adviser to agency leaders.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the agency.
  • Develop materials to promote agency's services for web sites, news releases, and public presentations.
  • Coordinate agency's communications with media and government representatives.
Popular Skills for Public Affairs Specialist
Pay by Experience Level for Public Affairs Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 4%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 2%
Corporate Communications
0%
National Average
$55,000
Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.
Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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