Average Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with Press Releases Skills Salary

$57,208
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,000
Bonus
$1,850
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with Press Releases skills is $57,208.
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$44k
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$57k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $57,208
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United States (change)
Salary
$44k - $77k
Bonus
$503 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$41k - $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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Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Manager
Communications Manager
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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Skills in Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations.

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 $40,177 based on 18 salaries. An early career Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,856 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,479 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 313 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
78.3%
Experienced
12.5%
Late Career
3.5%