Average Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with Media / Public Relations Skills Salary

$57,005
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,450
Bonus
$1,850
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with Media / Public Relations skills is $57,005.
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MEDIAN $57,005
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United States (change)
Salary
$42k - $78k
Bonus
$511 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$41k - $81k

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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.

Career Paths

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Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Manager
Communications Manager
Marketing Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Skills in Press Releases and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning, Social Media Marketing 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 $38,431 based on 42 salaries. An early career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,641 based on 442 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,435 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,405.
Employees with Public Relations (PR) Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (33.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (32.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 590 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
74.9%
Experienced
13.4%
Late Career
4.6%