Entry-Level Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $40,182 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,869 - $55,696
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MEDIAN: $40,181
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Entry-Level Public Relations (PR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$9.96 - $23.71
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,869 - $55,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $7,787  
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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$29,044 - $56,647  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $23.71  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $35.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $7,787  
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).
)
$29,044 - $56,647  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 640
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Washington
up arrow 16%
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Minneapolis
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San Francisco
up arrow 7%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 4%
Chicago
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National Average
$40,000
Atlanta
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Indianapolis
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Pittsburgh
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 15%
Press Releases
up arrow 4%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 1%
Media / Public Relations
0%
Social Media Marketing
0%
National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Event Planning
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 190 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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