$49,577
Avg. Salary
$16.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,948

Bonus

$4,240

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $16.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Media Relations Specialist is $49,577 per year.

$12.18
10%
$16.79
50%
$26.63
90%
MEDIAN $16.79
$37k
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$50k
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$72k
90%
MEDIAN $49,577
$37,194 - $71,905
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MEDIAN: $49,577
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$12.18 - $26.63
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$0$71K
Salary $37,194 - $71,905
Bonus $291 - $12,365
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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$33,516 - $71,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 145
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $12.18 - $26.63
Overtime $20.95
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $291 - $12,365
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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$33,516 - $71,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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: $48,510

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

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Key Stats for Media Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

▲18%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Media Relations Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 9%