Average Early-Career Media Relations Specialist Salary

$45,703
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$2,948
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The average salary for an Early-Career Media Relations Specialist is $45,703.
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$36k
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$46k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $45,703
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Salary
$36k - $64k
Bonus
$2k - $4k
Total Pay
$32k - $65k

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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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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Media Relations Specialist

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing and Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Press Releases 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. A mid-career Media Relations Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,364 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 85 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Mid Career
63.5%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
12.9%