Average Experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

$61,067
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,000
Bonus
$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $61,067.
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$41k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $61,067
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Salary
$41k - $88k
Bonus
$773 - $16k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$39k - $89k

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

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.

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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing and Corporate Communications 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 Public Relations (PR) Specialist

An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,145 based on 292 salaries. An early career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,209 based on 690 salaries. A mid-career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,457 based on 293 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,173.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,313 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.2%
Early Career
52.6%
Mid Career
22.3%
Late Career
2.9%