A Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $42,829 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,557 - $64,634
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MEDIAN: $42,828
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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.20 - $32.32
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,557 - $64,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,119  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $7,341  
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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$30,064 - $66,358  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $36.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $7,341  
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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$30,064 - $66,358  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Specialist
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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Dallas
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San Francisco
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Houston
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Orlando
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

Event Planning
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Marketing Communications
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National Average
$42,000
Media / Public Relations
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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