Public Relations Representative Salary (United States)

A Public Relations Representative earns an average salary of $38,392 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Media / Public Relations and Marketing Communications.
Public Relations Representative Salary (?
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$28,645 - $61,208
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,391
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Public Relations Representative Salary (?
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$9.89 - $37.00
(Median)
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37
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,645 - $61,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$24,477 - $66,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $37.00  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $35.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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).
)
$24,477 - $66,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Public Relations Representative

A public relations representative helps their company build and maintain a positive public image. Tasks performed by the representative include writing and issuing press releases, interacting with members of the media, and building and maintaining good relationships with members of the media and individuals within their organization. A public relations representative may also be in charge of developing community service initiatives and collaborating with external parties on these efforts. When their company faces a problem or crisis that may negatively impact its image, the public relations representative must develop ways to minimize the issue's impact and improve the company's reputation; they also need to enact these ideas.
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Public Relations Representative Tasks
  • Represent and promote the reputation and/or brand of the organization or client.
  • Help to develop and implement internal and external communications.
  • Assist in planning and execution of PR and communication activities.

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Experience Affects Public Relations Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Public Relations Representative Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 14%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%
National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%