Average Media Relations Specialist Salary

$50,548
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,500
Bonus
$4,240
Commission
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The average salary for a Media Relations Specialist is $50,548.
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$38k
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MEDIAN $50,548
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Salary
$38k - $73k
Bonus
$200 - $11k
Commission
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$35k - $73k

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Job Description for Media Relations Specialist

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.

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Career Paths

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Media Relations Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Manager
Communications Manager
Communications Specialist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Specialist

Skills in Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Press Releases, Copywriting, Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Media Relations Specialist

An entry-level Media Relations Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,107 based on 6 salaries. An early career Media Relations Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,561 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Media Relations Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,307 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Media Relations Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,522 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,000.
Employees with Media Relations Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 50.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (20.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Delray Beach, Florida (24.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 158 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
34.2%
Experienced
8.9%
Late Career
7.0%