Media Relations Manager Salary

Pay for Media Relations Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $63K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Media Relations Managers. Female Media Relations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,533 - $96,019
$42K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,545
10%
50%
90%

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$14.07 - $22.94
$15
MEDIAN: $14.60
50%

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$0$97K
Salary $41,533 - $96,019
Bonus $0.00 - $12,255
Profit Sharing $10,075
Commission $305
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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$39,933 - $97,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.60
Overtime $21.33
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,255
Commission $305
Profit Sharing $10,075
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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$39,933 - $97,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Media Relations Manager

A media relations manager is responsible for overseeing all communications from their organization with various forms of media, including cultivating and managing all relationships with media representatives. This person will generally work in an office environment and maintain typical daytime, weekday hours. Most organizations will require that their media relations manager have a bachelor’s degree in a field such as media relations or communication, and many require a master’s degree. These managers work within public and non-profit organizations, as well.

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Media Relations Manager Tasks

  • Write and disseminate content about the organization and its activities.
  • Edit video, audio, and other multi-media content.
  • Respond to media inquiries and develop relationships with media outlets.
  • Manage social media and event planning, including special projects.
  • Develop and implement strategies for increasing and targeting reach, awareness and impact.

Common Career Paths for Media Relations Manager


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Media Relations Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Public Relations Manager. Median pay for Public Relations Managers is $58K.

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Manager


Media Relations Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Social Media Marketing. Most people experienced in Corporate Communications also know Social Media Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Media Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Media Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 46 salaries. A Media Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,018

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Media Relations Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Media Relations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+4 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent).

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Key Stats for Media Relations Manager

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Media Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

▼2%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Manager Salaries


Marketing Communications
▲6%

National Average
$64,000



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 7%