Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

A Public Relations (PR) Specialist earns an average salary of $45,368 per year. A skill in Corporate Communications is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$33,501 - $70,917
$34K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,953
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$12.50 - $28.66
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MEDIAN: $19.53
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$0$72K
Salary $33,501 - $70,917
Bonus $600 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$31,858 - $72,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 578
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $28.66
Overtime $20.76 - $39.65
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $600 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$31,858 - $72,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

A public relations (PR) specialist helps promote and elevate awareness of a company, brand, or individual. They also help ensure that awareness in the public eye remains positive. They work with a variety of media, from the the web to more traditional media outlets such as TV, radio, and newspapers. They coordinate with marketing teams on branding and promotion to ensure consistency.

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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Tasks

  • Promote individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting publicity material and releasing it through various communications media.
  • Respond to requests for information or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source.
  • Plan and execute press conferences and special events.
  • Lead community marketing efforts, ensuring execution of strategies to improve market presence.
  • Develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products and services.

Common Career Paths for Public Relations (PR) Specialist


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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 469 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 67 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,447

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Public Relations (PR) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Relations (PR) Specialist?

Public Relations (PR) Specialist in Phoenix:
"Corporate PR Life."
Pros: Strong corporate culture, work flexibility, can work from home, food trucks, holiday party, in-office snacks, extremely smart co-workers.
Cons: Small PR team in various locations, stressful at times.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries

▲32%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
$45,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries






Technical Writing
▲1%


National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Graphic Design
▼3%


Adobe Photoshop
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%