Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

A Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $66,351 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,839 - $97,871
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $66,518
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$44,839 - $97,871  
   
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$1,987 - $19,574  
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$45,009 - $101,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Senior public relations (PR) specialists are responsible for maintaining a company's public image and directing its outward marketing, as well as public relations programs such as media coverage, public speeches, and online promotion through advertisement and web presence. They are also tasked with handling all physical promotions, such as literature, pamphlets, and promotional gifts for customers, and outgoing emails related to the promotion of the company.

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Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate all communication and public relations activities for the organization.
  • Produce press releases, public announcements, online updates via social media, and other PR communications materials.
  • Act as main point-of-contact with the media and manage all media relations.
  • Define and implement public communications strategies to positively affect public opinion.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 19 salaries. A Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

Corporate Communications
▲14%


Social Media Marketing
▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 7%
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