Public Information Specialist Salary

Public Information Specialists in the United States take home approximately $50K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $29K, and the top verges on $62K per year. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Public Information Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Public Information Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,142 - $63,606
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $50,307
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $29.59
(Median)
$13
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,142 - $63,606  
   
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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$28,856 - $62,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
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).
)
$28,856 - $62,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Public Information Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Web Content Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Public Information Specialist Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 20%

National Average
$46,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 8%

Web Content Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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