Average Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

$55,457
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,877
Bonus
$1,109
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $55,457.
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MEDIAN $55,457
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Salary
$41k - $78k
Bonus
$970 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$786 - $3k
Total Pay
$40k - $80k

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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, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing, Press Releases and Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average.

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. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,067 based on 133 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (37.1% more) and New York, New York (30.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,153 survey responses.
Entry Level
25.3%
Early Career
59.8%
Experienced
11.5%
Late Career
3.3%