$43,948
Avg. Salary
$18.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,502

Bonus

$990

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $18.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $43,948 per year.

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$12.70
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$18.49
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$26.77
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$32k
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$63k
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MEDIAN $43,948
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$0$62K
Salary $31,619 - $62,776
Bonus $305 - $6,109
Profit Sharing $203 - $7,891
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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$30,676 - $62,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 678
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.70 - $26.77
Overtime $20.13 - $37.35
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $305 - $6,109
Profit Sharing $203 - $7,891
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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$30,676 - $62,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 179

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.

Public Relations (PR) Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,158

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Entry-Level Public Relations Specialists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Entry-Level Public Relations Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Entry-Level Public Relations Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Milwaukee and Atlanta (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salaries


Technical Writing
▲4%

Event Planning
▲2%


Marketing Communications
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%


Social Media Marketing
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 21%