Average Publicist Salary

$45,961
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$13,000
Commission
$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Publicist is $45,961.
10%
$33k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$68k
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Salary
$33k - $68k
Bonus
$505 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Commission
$5k - $38k
Total Pay
$30k - $72k

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Job Description for Publicist

Publicist Tasks
  • Create and execute publicity plans for clients.
  • Pitch stories to media.
  • Arrange and develop talking points for press visits, interviews, appointments, and press conferences.
  • Draft and edit press releases, media alerts, and press kit materials.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the media.

Job Satisfaction for Publicist

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Popular Skills for Publicist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Publicist

An entry-level Publicist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,684 based on 18 salaries. An early career Publicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,411 based on 187 salaries. A mid-career Publicist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,773 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Publicist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,447 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,000.
Employees with Publicist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (24.2% less), Nashville, Tennessee (21.7% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (20.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 328 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.5%
Early Career
57.0%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
11.9%
Late Career
2.7%