Public Affairs Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Public Affairs Specialist is $55,720 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Public Affairs Specialist Salary (?
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$37,145 - $83,945
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $55,720
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Public Affairs Specialist Salary (?
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$12.16 - $30.23
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,145 - $83,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
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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$34,989 - $84,426  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
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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$34,989 - $84,426  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Public Affairs Specialist

Public affairs specialists are responsible for developing materials to help raise positive awareness for their organization and its services, as well as working with media and other outside individuals and organizations as necessary. Examples of the materials developed by these specialists may include news releases, presentations given to the public, brochures and newsletters, and Internet-based means such as email, social media, and their organization's website.
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Public Affairs Specialist Tasks
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Affairs Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Denver
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$55,000
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Experience Affects Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 10%
Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$55,000
Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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