Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary (United States)

A Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $43,934 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 20 years' experience in this field.
Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary (?
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$30,795 - $64,487
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,934
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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary (?
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$10.06 - $32.17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,795 - $64,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,109  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $7,450  
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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$30,146 - $65,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 706
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $32.17  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $7,450  
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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$30,146 - $65,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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 Difference By Location

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Boston
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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$43,000
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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 12%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%
Press Releases
up arrow 4%
Event Planning
up arrow 3%
Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$43,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Graphic Design
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%