Average Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Salary

$68,141
Avg. Salary
$5,500
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The average salary for a Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist is $68,141.
10%
$48k
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$68k
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$94k
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MEDIAN $68,141
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Salary
$48k - $94k
Bonus
$986 - $12k
Total Pay
$48k - $99k

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Job Description for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist Tasks
  • Coordinate all communication and public relations activities for the organization.
  • Produce press releases, public announcements, online updates via social media, and other PR communications materials.
  • Act as main point-of-contact with the media and manage all media relations.
  • Define and implement public communications strategies to positively affect public opinion.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior 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.
Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Public Relations (PR) Manager
Director of Public Relations (PR)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

Skills in Media / Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Press Releases, Social Media Marketing and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist

An early career Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,927 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,606 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,004 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
Employees with Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (18.0% less), San Francisco, California (7.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 103 survey responses.
Early Career
18.4%
Mid Career
39.8%
Experienced
35.9%
Late Career
5.8%