$54,037
Avg. Salary
$23.12
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$0.00

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Public Information Officer is $23.12 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Information Officer is $54,037 per year.

10%
$14.71
10%
$23.12
50%
$38.87
90%
90%
MEDIAN $23.12
10%
$37k
10%
$54k
50%
$81k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $54,037
$36,878 - $80,676
$37K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,037
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$14.71 - $38.87
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$0$80K
Salary $36,878 - $80,676
Bonus $0.00 - $3,945
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$35,659 - $80,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 272
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $14.71 - $38.87
Overtime $1.52 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,945
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$35,659 - $80,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for Public Information Officer

A public information officer is generally employed within a government agency, and this person is primarily responsible for maintaining positive public relations between the government and the citizens. This position will typically work within an office type of environment. However, light travel is often required. This can be a part-time position for smaller agencies and governments. Oftentimes, the hours required of this person can be during evenings and weekends. This person will typically work independently but will report to the city manager, mayor, or other head of government. A public information officer should typically hold a bachelor’s degree in a field such as journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications.

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Public Information Officer Tasks
  • Work closely with the communications team, agency leadership and at-large staff to develop digital and social media content to achieve agency strategic priorities.
  • Monitor and report on results using analytic tools, and make ongoing improvements.
  • Design and implement techniques that support effective use of digital and social media by agency staff and partners.
  • Use a variety of social media platforms to converse with key stakeholders, and to increase engagement and interaction with agency customers.
  • Coordinate and execute social media campaigns to achieve mission-driven goals.

Common Career Paths for Public Information Officer


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As Public Information Officers transition into upper-level roles such as Communications Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Communications Directors earn $62K on average per year.

Public Information Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Public Information Officer

Pay by Experience for a Public Information Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Information Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Information Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Public Information Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 42 salaries. A Public Information Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 22 salaries.

Public Information Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Information Officer?

Public Information Officer in Chattanooga:
"Job review."
Pros: The people
Cons: Nothing

Public Information Officer in Madison:
"Relationships are Key."
Focus on building relationships with both your co-workers and the media.

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Key Stats for Public Information Officer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Public Information Officer Salaries

▲37%

▲13%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Public Information Officer Salaries

Corporate Communications
▲9%

National Average
$53,000

Web Content Management
▼3%

Social Media Marketing
▼5%

Marketing Communications
▼6%

Media / Public Relations
▼7%

Graphic Design
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%