Salary for Public Relations Specialists

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The role of a public relations specialist is to work with clients to determine their public relations needs, and create a plan which can affect public opinion and help in the marketing of a personal image, products, services or a particular brand. They may cultivate relationships with community leaders, organizations, and public interest groups to help accomplish their professional goals. Additionally, these professionals may be involved in the marketing and promotion of contests, public appearances, lectures, and exhibits, or in the creation of events designed to inspire positive public opinion. They may also consult with advertising agencies and participate in the development of media campaigns, or handle damage control if a client's reputation has been negatively impacted.

A Public Relations Specialist usually gets an average wage of between 32000 to 48000 based on level of experience. Public Relations Specialists will normally receive a salary of Forty Nine Thousand dollars each year.

Public Relations Specialists are compensated at the highest average salary in the District of Columbia, where they receive an average salary rate of approximately $97550. These professionals make the greatest compensation in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get pay of $75940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.30 percent nationwide in that time.
Public Relations Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $75,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69,940
Manufacturing $64,880
Utilities $64,850
Wholesale Trade $62,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises $62,630
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $43,590
Health Care and Social Assistance $48,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $48,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,410
Retail Trade $49,830
Educational Services $52,930