Public Relations Specialist salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: 67,500
Min: $62K
Max: $80K

How Much Does a Public Relations Specialist Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $69,833. The average additional cash compensation for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $5,500. The average total compensation for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $75,333. Public Relations Specialist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Public Relations Specialist employees in Chicago.

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Public Relations Specialist jobs in Chicago

Digital PR Manager

1 day ago
As a Digital PR Manager, you’ll be an experienced and passionate PR expert to join our team and work across 3 of our US brands. We will be looking to you for your thought leadership, idea generation for content briefing and heavy media outreach to secure content coverage. You will implement the strategy set by the PR director and Earned Media Strategist in order to hit our PR and SEO KPIs. You can share with us your innovative ways of placing

PR & Content Strategist

1 week ago
Start a Rewarding Career with Alliant What will your day look like? You will be responsible for leading the strategic implementation of Alliant's PR and content programs, and informing our content strategy, with direction from the Manager, Member Activation. The incumbent will lead public relations and content activities, Ensuring strategic alignment with business goals Building and maintaining relationships with key publications and

Copywriter/PR Specialist

1 week ago
At Echo we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Echo!The Marketing Copywriter will collaborate with Marketing team members and employees of other departments, such as sales, to create a variety of written materials. These materials include sales collateral, blog articles, press releases, email campaigns, digital and print advertisements, advertorials, website copy, and internal communications. Content

Senior Associate, Consumer Public Relations

1 week ago
About The Opportunity We are the partner for people when it comes to takeout - connecting hungry diners with the restaurants they want, at fair prices, and with reliable delivery. We go beyond category table-stakes by constantly listening to and anticipating diners' needs, creating innovation that makes the food ordering experience more delightful, and having our pulse on the restaurant landscape so diners always have the best restaurants at

Senior Public Relations and Communications Manager

1 day ago
About The Role MVMNT is looking for a Senior PR Manager who will play a key role in building the inaugural public relations department for the company, and harness the power of data and storytelling to make MVMNT an industry name. The Public Relations Manager will lead the PR strategy and oversee the PR activities to ensure effective communication with stakeholders, media and the public for the MVMNT brand. While we prefer candidates located in

PR Associate

2 weeks ago
At SpotOn, we're helping small businesses and restaurants compete and win with technology to better connect with their customers. Think marketing software, website development, ecommerce, reservations, online ordering, digital loyalty, review management, and both retail and restaurant point-of-sale (POS) solutions. In the last year, SpotOn has: Raised $300M in Series F funding (valuing SpotOn at $3.6 Billion); Earned awards for Great Places to

Director of PR & Communications

4 months ago
Where we work Ontra’s hybrid workplace allows for employees to choose their own adventure: remote, in-office, or a blend of both! Available remote locations: United States (CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA), Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom. Current offices: London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco. Please note that we currently hire exclusively in the remote and office locations listed above and

Public Relations Specialist Salary ranges

The most common Public Relations Specialist salary in Chicago is between $80k - $90k.

Average Public Relations Specialist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Public Relations Specialist make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $67,500 on average.

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Public Relations Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

Average Marketing salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Marketing Coordinator$55,212
Min: $36K
Max: $78K
Marketing Associate$62,662
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Community Manager$65,000
Min: $65K
Max: $65K
Public Relations Specialist$69,833
Min: $62K
Max: $80K
Event Planner$72,165
Min: $62K
Max: $110K
Social Media Manager$73,829
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
SEO Specialist$80,857
Min: $60K
Max: $120K
Digital Marketing Manager$81,925
Min: $58K
Max: $131K
Content Marketing Manager$83,263
Min: $53K
Max: $135K
Email Marketing Manager$86,933
Min: $60K
Max: $128K
Marketing Operations Manager$88,650
Min: $70K
Max: $152K
SEO Manager$90,400
Min: $70K
Max: $124K
Marketing Manager$92,763
Min: $60K
Max: $160K
Brand Manager$97,273
Min: $75K
Max: $120K
Public Relations Manager$98,769
Min: $58K
Max: $210K
Senior Marketing Manager$104,120
Min: $70K
Max: $141K
Product Marketing Manager$108,555
Min: $63K
Max: $226K
Director of Marketing$131,227
Min: $70K
Max: $220K
Senior Product Marketing Manager$138,773
Min: $90K
Max: $180K
Director of Product Marketing$162,857
Min: $135K
Max: $200K
Vice President of Marketing$182,483
Min: $130K
Max: $300K
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)$224,278
Min: $165K
Max: $300K

Skills that affect Public Relations Specialist salaries in Chicago

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Recent Public Relations Specialist salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Senior Associate, Corporate Communications reported a yearly salary of $62,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
501-1,000 Employees
Yearly Salary
A PR and Social Media Specialist reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations & Social Media Specialist reported a yearly salary of $67,500
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
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