How much does a Public Relations Specialist III make in the United States? The average Public Relations Specialist III salary in the United States is $94,137 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $83,055 and $105,750. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Public Relations Specialist III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Public Relations Specialist III Salary $72,965 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Public Relations Specialist III Salary $83,055 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Public Relations Specialist III Salary $94,137 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Public Relations Specialist III Salary $105,750 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Public Relations Specialist III Salary $116,323 US April 24, 2024
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What skills does a Public Relations Specialist III need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Advertising: Advertising is a marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.:465 Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to promote their products or services. Advertising is differentiated from public relations in that an advertiser pays for and has control over the message. It differs from personal selling in that the message is non-personal, i.e., not directed to a particular individual.:661,672 Advertising is communicated through various mass media, including traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor advertising or direct mail; and new media such as search results, blogs, social media, websites or text messages. The actual presentation of the message in a medium is referred to as an advertisement, or "ad" or advert for short. Commercial ads often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "branding", which associates a product name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. On the other hand, ads that intend to elicit an immediate sale are known as direct-response advertising. Non-commercial entities that advertise more than consumer products or services include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Non-profit organizations may use free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement. Advertising may also help to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful.

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Training Management: The administration, creation, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs to drive improvements to the performance and productivity of employees.

Leadership 4.64%
Advertising 1.51%
Training Management 1.03%
Others 92.82%

Job Description for Public Relations Specialist III

Public Relations Specialist III prepares and disseminates information regarding an organization through newspapers, periodicals, television, radio and social media. Develops goals and ensures public relations strategies are met. Being a Public Relations Specialist III helps maintain a favorable public image for the organization. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Public Relations Specialist III typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Public Relations Specialist III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Public Relations Specialist III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Public Relations Specialist III

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Public Relations Specialist III, the first career path typically starts with a Community Relations Specialist IV position, and then Community Relations Specialist V.

The second career path typically progresses to Media Relations Manager.

The third career path typically starts with a Public Relations Specialist IV position, and then progresses to Public Relations Manager.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically progresses to Trade Relations Manager.

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Public Relations Specialist III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Public Relations Specialist III, the highest Public Relations Specialist III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Public Relations Specialist III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Public Relations Specialist III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Public Relations Specialist III salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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