Public Relations Coordinator Salary

The average salary for a Public Relations Coordinator is $38,483 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,225 - $52,547
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$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,483
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$13.39 - $23.46
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MEDIAN: $17.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,225 - $52,547  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$2,900  
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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$30,066 - $52,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $23.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.41  
Overtime
$10.36 - $35.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$195.74 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$2,900  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$30,066 - $52,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Public Relations Coordinator

The public relations coordinator is typically responsible for creating and maintaining a positive public image for their organization. They work with the media to provide a positive perspective on their company and proactively promote stories of potential interest to media. Public relations coordinators work for a variety of industries such as hospitals, universities, large corporations, construction firms, and law firms.

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Public Relations Coordinator Tasks

  • Assist in event planning and execution.
  • Support consumer media relations efforts including media list development, media monitoring and pitching.
  • Manage collateral production, interact with vendors and manage deadlines.
  • Draft press materials including media alerts, press releases and pitch letters.
  • Perform administrative support to in house PR team.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 376 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Public Relations Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 39 salaries. A Public Relations Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,474

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Public Relations Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Relations Coordinator?

Public Relations Coordinator in Fairfield:
"In-house PR coordinator."
Pros: The work environment and the people I work with - it makes coming to work enjoyable.
Cons: The thing I like least about my job is that my boss is a micromanager.

Public Relations Coordinator in New York:
"Utilizing strong people and communications skills."
Pros: I love the culture of my company. Everyone is motivated, and the office is more relaxed than other corporate environments. I also really like my specific role at the company. I am doing exactly what I want to do and putting my strengths to good use.
Cons: I think because it is a startup culture, there is a lot of change constantly which can at times be bad for morale.

Public Relations Coordinator in Phoenix:
"DNA."
Pros: I feel good about what I do. I have learned a lot. I have great teammates. I love the people I've met through my job.
Cons: My manager is terrible. I feel a bit underpaid.

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Key Stats for Public Relations Coordinator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Public Relations Coordinator Salaries

▲33%

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$38,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Public Relations Coordinator Salaries

Corporate Communications
▲17%


Marketing Communications
▼0%

National Average
$38,000




Graphic Design
▼5%

Social Media Optimization
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 23%