The average salary for a Public Relations Representative is $44,632 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Media / Public Relations is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$30,933 - $64,111
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$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,631
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90%

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$10.30 - $34.25
(Median)
$10
$16
$34
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,933 - $64,111  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
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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$27,407 - $64,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $34.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$25.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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).
)
$27,407 - $64,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Public Relations Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Public Relations Representative Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 11%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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