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Public Relations Specialist Salary

$70,408 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$1,788

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Public Relations Specialist is $70,408 a year and $34 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Public Relations Specialist is between $50,569 and $86,813. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Public Relations Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Plans and organizes public relations program designed to create and maintain favorable public image for employer or client.
  • Plans and oversees development and communication of information designed to keep the public informed of employer's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
  • Coordinates public relations efforts in order to meet needs, objectives, and policies of individual, special interest group, business concern, nonprofit organization, or governmental agency.
  • Represents organization as in-house staff member or serves as an outside consultant.
Public Relations Specialist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 239,030

Estimated population of Public Relations Specialist jobs: 67,622

Rate of error: 1.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$81,623
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Public Relations Specialist Job Listings for United States

Public relations specialist/coordinator
Nov 15
Washington, United States
Potomac Communications Group
... specialist or project coordinator to support client work related to energy, infrastructure, science, technology and engineering. : Candidates must have relevant work experience in public relations or ...
PR Specialist
Nov 18
Los Angeles, CA, USA
HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD
Leading International Tourism Organization - Los Angeles, CA Provide key support and assistance to the Public Relations department in planning and implementing high-impact travel/tourism publicity ...
Brand Champion - Marketing, PR and Communications Specialist
Nov 20
New Albany, OH, USA
Local Clean Energy Firm
... public relations and customer experiences. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills. General Responsibilities: · Manage and assist marketing ...
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
Sep 19
San Francisco, CA, USA
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
The Public Relations and Communications Specialist is passionate about telling the stories of the PJCC across multiple channels as well as through relationships formed within the public relations ...
Marketing & PR Specialist
Oct 27
San Francisco, CA, USA
One Piece Work
Marketing & PR Specialist The Position Passionate about high-growth startups, love changing people's minds and challenging the status quo? Do you want to work in a startup that has had international ...

The average pay for a Public Relations Specialist is $70,408 a year and $34 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Public Relations Specialist is between $50,569 and $86,813. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Public Relations Specialist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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