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 gets a salary of between $35,350 to $118,210 depending on education and experience. get salaries of seventy-one thousand nine hundred and fourty dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of close to about $109,140. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can get average job salaries of $95,990.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 32.50 percent nationwide in that time.


Public Relations Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation