Average Early-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

$44,209
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,444
Bonus
$990
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The average salary for an Early-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $44,209.
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$32k
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$63k
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MEDIAN $44,209
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Salary
$32k - $63k
Bonus
$483 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$203 - $8k
Total Pay
$31k - $63k

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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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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Public Relations (PR) Specialist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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 Media / Public Relations, Press Releases, Marketing Communications and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing.

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 84 salaries. A mid-career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,457 based on 278 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,067 based on 126 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,173.
Employees with Public Relations (PR) Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.5% more) and New York, New York (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 534 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.7%
Mid Career
52.1%
Experienced
23.6%
Late Career
8.6%