Public Information Specialist Salary

Median pay for Public Information Specialists in the United States is around $49K annually. Pay generally varies between $29K and $64K per year. Female Public Information Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Public Information Specialists is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,000 - $64,808
MEDIAN: $48,795

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$33,000 - $64,808  
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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 - $63,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Public Information Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Web Content Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Web Content Management and Media / Public Relations as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those with knowledge of Marketing Communications tend to be skilled in Media / Public Relations as well.

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Experience Affects Public Information Specialist Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Public Information Specialist Salaries

Marketing Communications
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National Average

Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


82 %
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%