Public Relations Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Public Relations Assistant is $32,805 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Public Relations Assistant Total Pay (?
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$25,169 - $44,426
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MEDIAN: $32,804
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Public Relations Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.82 - $18.64
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,169 - $44,426  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$23,423 - $43,928  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$12.68 - $28.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
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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$23,423 - $43,928  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 425
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Job Description for Public Relations Assistant
Public relations assistant support the managerial staff of the public relations department with media interactions. They perform a number of duties, such as writing press releases, staffing events, editing videos, and contacting news organizations and members of the public. They also perform other duties within their department as required; for example, they may perform marketing duties as well. Professionals in this position may be able to advance within their department as they gain experience. Additional support staff may be hired to provide help to the public relations assistant; in this case, the assistant may be required to delegate tasks. These professionals generally work in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime or work on nights and weekends may be required (for example, in staffing events).
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Public Relations Assistant Tasks
  • Track, archive, and analyze all media coverage, reviews and web analytics.
  • Update and maintain calendars of events, editorial deadlines, and releases.
  • Reach out to media contacts and the public to publicize events or products.
  • Write press releases, event listings, website, and social media content to promote products or services.
  • Assist with event planning and execution.

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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Washington
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$32,000
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Experience Affects Public Relations Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations Assistant Salaries

Marketing Communications
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National Average
$32,000
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 1%
Press Releases
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%
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