Entry-Level Publicist Salary

Entry-Level Publicists pull down an average of $41K per year. Female Entry-Level Publicists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,378 - $63,248
$27K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,404
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$10.05 - $25.34
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$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,378 - $63,248  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $6,589  
Commission
$6,600  
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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$25,736 - $62,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$487.22 - $6,589  
   
Commission
$6,600  
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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$25,736 - $62,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,090

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For Entry-Level Publicists, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Publicists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent) and Chicago (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Entry-Level Publicists have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

Key Stats for Publicist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Publicist Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲10%

Press Releases
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



Event Planning
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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