Consultant, Public Relations Salary

Median pay for Public Relations Consultants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55.00 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and just under a fifth get vision benefits. Public Relations Consultants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. Most Public Relations Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,815 - $120,805
$31K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,717
10%
50%
90%

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$19.39 - $128
$19
$51
$130
MEDIAN: $50.87
10%
50%
90%

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$0$248K
Salary $30,815 - $120,805
Bonus $3,500
Profit Sharing $11,875
Commission $24,000
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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$34,106 - $248,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $19.39 - $128
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $19.35
Annual Data $0$248K
Bonus $3,500
Commission $24,000
Profit Sharing $11,875
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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$34,106 - $248,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

Job Description for Consultant, Public Relations

The primary focus of a public relations consultant is to liaise with their clients in order to present them to the world in the best possible light. This will include finding out all of the positive newsworthy stories about their clients and trying to get the local, and possibly national, media to present this information. With today's increasingly digital audience, public relations consultants will often be expected to run online social media campaigns, using pictures, posts and tweets to best represent the needs of their clients.

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Consultant, Public Relations Tasks

  • Prepare and coordinate press releases and spokespeople to deliver the intended message.
  • Guarantee positive coverage of organization's public events and endeavors.
  • Support organization's objectives with public relations expertise.
  • Counsel administration and staff on proper procedure in the event of a PR crisis.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Public Relations


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Public Relations Consultants who move into a Public Relations Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Public Relations Managers earn $58K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Public Relations

Pay by Experience for a Consultant, Public Relations has a positive trend. An entry-level Consultant, Public Relations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consultant, Public Relations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Consultant, Public Relations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 37 salaries. A Consultant, Public Relations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Consultant, Public Relations

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Consultant, Public Relations Salaries

▲70%

▲50%

National Average
$71,000

▼13%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Consultant, Public Relations Salaries


National Average
$71,000


Microsoft Office
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 65%