It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Public Relations Assistants ; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K annually. Female Entry-Level Public Relations Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Entry-Level Public Relations Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,542 - $46,587
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,499
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$9.12 - $19.64
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,542 - $46,587  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$23,805 - $45,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $19.64  
   
Overtime
$19.10 - $33.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$152.05 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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).
)
$23,805 - $45,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,263

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Public Relations Assistants, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Public Relations Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent) and New York (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 7 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Public Relations Assistant Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Social Media Marketing
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Marketing Communications
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Media / Public Relations
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Press Releases
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Event Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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