Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

A Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $45,270 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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$30,873 - $66,785
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,270
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$11.56 - $27.88
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,873 - $66,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,888  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,213  
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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$30,243 - $66,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $27.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.75  
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,213  
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).
)
$30,243 - $66,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,595

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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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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries


Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Press Releases
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$45,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 4%



Graphic Design
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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