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Public Information Specialist Salary (United States)

Public Information Specialists in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $49K per year. Earnings sit near $27K on the lower side but can approach $60K per year on the higher side. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Public Information Specialists (83 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Public Information Specialist Salary (?
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$30,639 - $59,772
(Median)
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49K
56K
MEDIAN: $48,733
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Public Information Specialist Salary (?
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$12.33 - $29.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,639 - $59,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $315.00  
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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$27,101 - $59,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $29.59  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $315.00  
   
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).
)
$27,101 - $59,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Survey takers who work as Public Information Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Media / Public Relations and Web Content Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Web Content Management and Media / Public Relations. Aptitude in Media / Public Relations tends to also indicate an understanding of Web Content Management.

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Experience Affects Public Information Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$44,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Public Information Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 11%
Web Content Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%