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Public Relations Coordinator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Public Relations Coordinator is $37,512 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.
Public Relations Coordinator Salary (?
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$28,582 - $50,894
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MEDIAN: $37,511
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Public Relations Coordinator Salary (?
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$11.72 - $22.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,582 - $50,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $3,000  
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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$27,643 - $51,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $22.93  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $33.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $3,000  
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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$27,643 - $51,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 26%
San Francisco
up arrow 20%
up arrow 11%
Columbus
up arrow 9%
Phoenix
up arrow 7%
National Average
$37,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Fort Worth
up arrow 7%
San Diego
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Charlotte
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Atlanta
up arrow 17%
Miami
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Public Relations Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Public Relations Coordinator?
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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Experience Affects Public Relations Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%
National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Public Relations Coordinator Salaries

Corporate Communications
up arrow 21%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 3%
Press Releases
up arrow 2%
Event Planning
0%
National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%