MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$114,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
McKinsey & Company Inc.
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a media relations specialist make?
The national average salary for a Media Relations Specialist in the United States is $66,358 per year or $31.9 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $114,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $38,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Media Relations Specialists are Health Care companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Media Relations Specialist salaries include Hawaii, Washington, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Alaska. The typical tenure for a Media Relations Specialist is 2.3 years.

Average Media Relations Specialist Salary By Company

Media Relations Specialists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. McKinsey & Company Inc. and Apple are the best paying companies for Media Relations Specialists. Companies like Mayo Clinic and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts also report very competitive wages for Media Relations Specialists.

Average Media Relations Specialist Salary By Location

Across America, Media Relations Specialists make on average $66,358 annually or $31.9 hourly. The city with the highest Media Relations Specialist salary is Seattle, WA at $66,911 per year. The average starting salary in Seattle, WA for Media Relations Specialists is $37,000. Some of the states with the best Media Relations Specialist salaries are Hawaii, Washington, North Dakota, Minnesota, Alaska, Maryland, and District of Columbia. Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, and Oklahoma have the lowest reported salaries for Media Relations Specialists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$66,911
2
San Francisco, CA
$61,712
3
Saint Paul, MN
$59,781
4
Hillsboro, OR
$58,324
5
Washington, DC
$58,240

Average Media Relations Specialist Salary By Industry

Wages for Media Relations Specialists can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Finance companies, and Automotive companies pay their Media Relations Specialists well. Retail companies pay their Media Relations Specialists the highest wages, averaging $83,696 per year. Finance companies and Automotive companies pay well too, at $76,070 and $73,321, respectively. The types of companies that pay Media Relations Specialists the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $60,283.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$83,696
2
Finance
$76,070
3
Automotive
$73,321
4
Health Care
$65,651
5
Hospitality
$60,900

RECENTLY ADDED Media Relations Specialist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Mayo Clinic
Media Relations Specialist
10/30/2019
$41,490
Media Relations Specialist
10/27/2019
$44,223
Salt Lake City Corporation
Media Relations Specialist
10/26/2019
$22,686
Library of Congress
Media Relations Specialist
10/20/2019
$99,172
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Media Relations Specialist
10/17/2019
$83,398
Robert Half
Media Relations Specialist
10/12/2019
$29,615
San Diego State University
Media Relations Specialist
09/30/2019
$35,076
Flying Fish Swim School
Media Relations Specialist
09/30/2019
$41,740
Small Business Administration
Media Relations Specialist
09/28/2019
$57,043
Ramsey County
Media Relations Specialist
09/28/2019
$79,366
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