Media Relations Specialist Salary

A Media Relations Specialist earns an average salary of $49,674 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$32,040 - $67,535
$32K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,374
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$11.65 - $26.02
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.21
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$0$67K
Salary $32,040 - $67,535
Bonus $3,500
Commission $4,240
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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$31,062 - $67,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $11.65 - $26.02
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $3,500
Commission $4,240
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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$31,062 - $67,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Media Relations Specialist

Media relations specialists are a branch of public relations workers who deal primarily with transmitting information about their companies to the press and media, including newspapers, websites, TV/radio stations, and internet outlets. When something new, interesting, or important happens within their company, they are responsible for getting the word out, and they may occasionally be tasked with responding to negative information about the company, as well.

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Media Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Build, maintain and monitor relationships with key media figures and communities.
  • Create and disseminate marketing materials, both textual and image-based.
  • Write reports, releases, websites, and public-facing content to contextualize the organization.
  • Monitor and analyze the organization's public image, identifying strategies to improve perception.

Common Career Paths for Media Relations Specialist


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Media Relations Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Media Relations Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Media Relations Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Media Relations Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Media Relations Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Media Relations Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 16 salaries. A Media Relations Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,026

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Key Stats for Media Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲25%

▲9%

National Average
$46,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 10%
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