Public Affairs Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Public Affairs Specialist is $55,961 per year. A skill in Strategic Planning 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 Total Pay (?
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$36,946 - $83,216
(Median)
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56K
72K
83K
MEDIAN: $55,961
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Public Affairs Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $28.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,946 - $83,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
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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$34,845 - $83,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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 - $5,098  
   
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).
)
$34,845 - $83,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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.

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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
up arrow 19%
National Average
$55,000
San Antonio
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Experience Affects Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 45%
Corporate Communications
up arrow 9%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 2%
National Average
$55,000
Legislative Policy
up arrow 6%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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