Public Information Specialist Salary

Public Information Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Pay ranges from $29K on the low end to $62K per year on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Public Information Specialists. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Public Information Specialists are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,313 - $63,305
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,812
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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
$34,313 - $63,305  
   
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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$28,951 - $62,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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).
)
$28,951 - $62,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Survey takers who work as Public Information Specialists usually report a few specific 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 pay less than market rate include Web Content Management and Media / Public Relations. Many workers who know Media / Public Relations also know Web Content Management.

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Experience Affects Public Information Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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