Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $43,209 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,651 - $64,417
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MEDIAN: $43,209
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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.24 - $32.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,651 - $64,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,056  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $7,397  
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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$30,037 - $66,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $32.24  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $34.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $7,397  
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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$30,037 - $66,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 915
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

A public relations (PR) specialist helps promote and elevate awareness of a company, brand, or individual. They also help ensure that awareness in the public eye remains positive. They work with a variety of media, from the the web to more traditional media outlets such as TV, radio, and newspapers. They coordinate with marketing teams on branding and promotion to ensure consistency.
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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Tasks
  • Lead community marketing efforts, ensuring execution of strategies to improve market presence.
  • Develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products and services.
  • Plan and execute press conferences and special events.
  • Promote individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting publicity material and releasing it through various communications media.
  • Respond to requests for information or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Houston
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National Average
$43,000
Austin
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 14%
Event Planning
up arrow 5%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$43,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%

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Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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