Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

A Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $45,368 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$31,862 - $68,960
$32K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,368
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$12.70 - $28.53
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,862 - $68,960  
   
Bonus
$618 - $6,869  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,844 - $68,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $28.53  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $36.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$618 - $6,869  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$30,844 - $68,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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

  • 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.
  • Plan and execute press conferences and special events.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 469 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 67 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,990

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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Relations (PR) Specialist?

Public Relations (PR) Specialist in Phoenix:
"Corporate PR Life."
Pros: Strong corporate culture, work flexibility, can work from home, food trucks, holiday party, in-office snacks, extremely smart co-workers.
Cons: Small PR team in various locations, stressful at times.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

▲34%

▲29%

▲19%

National Average
$45,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries






Technical Writing
▲2%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Graphic Design
▼2%


Adobe Photoshop
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%