A Publicist earns an average salary of $41,809 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Publicist Total Pay (?
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$28,789 - $69,539
(Median)
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42K
50K
70K
MEDIAN: $41,809
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Publicist Total Pay (?
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$10.04 - $31.32
(Median)
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26
31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,789 - $69,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$28,054 - $73,010  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $31.32  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $46.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$28,054 - $73,010  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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Job Description for Publicist
  • Draft and edit press releases, media alerts, and press kit materials.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the media.
  • Arrange and develop talking points for press visits, interviews, appointments, and press conferences.
  • Create and execute publicity plans for clients.
  • Pitch stories to media.
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
New York
up arrow 3%
Boston
0%
National Average
$42,000
San Francisco
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Experience Affects Publicist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Publicist Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000
Event Planning
up arrow 6%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%
Press Releases
up arrow 13%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 14%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 86 votes.
Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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