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The average salary for a Media Relations Specialist with Media / Public Relations skills is $51,712.
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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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Popular Skills for Media Relations Specialist

Skills in Press Releases and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $39,598 based on 6 salaries. An early career Media Relations Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,399 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Media Relations Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,545 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Media Relations Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,513 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,500.
Employees with Media Relations Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 47.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (19.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Delray Beach, Florida (26.5% less).

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