Average Experienced Media Relations Specialist Salary

$63,522
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The average salary for an Experienced Media Relations Specialist is $63,522.
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$47k - $99k
Total Pay
$40k - $99k

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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.

Career Paths

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Media Relations Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Manager
Communications Manager
Communications Specialist
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Popular Skills for Media Relations Specialist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Copywriting, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing and Media / Public Relations.

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 $45,703 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Media Relations Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,364 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 144 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
50.7%
Mid Career
37.5%
Late Career
7.6%