Average Entry-Level Publicists make around $42K annually. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Entry-Level Publicists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,167 - $64,402
(Median)
$26K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,990
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$10.03 - $25.53
(Median)
$10
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,167 - $64,402  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $8,500  
Commission
$7,200  
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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$25,367 - $63,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$34.79  
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
$400.00 - $8,500  
   
Commission
$7,200  
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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$25,367 - $63,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,507

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Entry-Level Publicists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Entry-Level Publicists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent) and Chicago (+14 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Entry-Level Publicists have considerably lower salaries, 38 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Skills That Affect Publicist Salaries

Marketing Communications
up arrow 8%

Press Releases
up arrow 5%

Media / Public Relations
0%

National Average
$42,000

Social Media Marketing
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Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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