How much does a Public Relations Specialist make in the United States? The average Public Relations Specialist salary in the United States is $55,401 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $49,807 and $65,582. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Chaloner - Alexandria , VA
Manage other public relations staff and Media Specialists * Oversees budgeting of media-related projects or project components. Represents client to the press and public by acting as chief corporate ...
Top Echelon Network, LLC - 14 days ago
TI Verbatim Consulting - Fort Belvoir , VA
The Strategic Communication Specialist is responsible for providing full support for DoD projects across public affairs, industry and congressional relations, event management, and digital media
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Responsibilities of the Communications Specialist in Marketing & Public Relations: · Effectively ... communicate directly with clients' consumers to establish a positive brand image to the public. · ...
ZipRecruiter - 11 days ago
Frontier Health - Duffield , VA
Knowledge of public relations, mass communications and marketing techniques * Knowledge of ... The Specialist works with the local prevention planning group, "Concerned About our Community ...
ZipRecruiter - 66 days ago
Vidant Health - Richmond , VA
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications or Public Relations. * Three to four years ... the Social Media Specialist is a seasoned strategist, creative thinker and storyteller
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 37 days ago
Manpower - Alexandria , VA
Social Media Specialist Job Description Approximately 30 Hours Per Week The Social Media Specialist ... Experience working in a PR/Communications firm environment preferred * Oversight of website ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago

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