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Public Relations Specialist salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$57,281
$4,300
Additional Cash Compensation
$61,581
Total Compensation
Median: $57K
Min: $32K
Max: $77K

How Much Does a Public Relations Specialist Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $57,281. The average additional cash compensation for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $4,300. The average total compensation for a Public Relations Specialist in Chicago is $61,581. Public Relations Specialist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Public Relations Specialist employees in Chicago.

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Public Relations Specialist jobs in Chicago

VP, Public Relations

Chicago
2 months ago
+31
The ideal candidate has experience building successful national and local PR programs, and a demonstrated ability to manage issues and overall media relations strategy. This person is enthusiastic, resourceful, determined and entrepreneurial with experience managing strong internal and external clients. He or she will need to manage multiple projects simultaneously and serve as a trusted advisor to Grubhub’s executive team. Strong writing skills and the ability to maintain a sense of calm and humor in the midst of a fast-paced and constantly evolving space are instrumental to success.

Freelance Comms & PR Lead

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+38
The Mom Project is seeking a part-time Comms & PR Lead to help us tell our story and connect with our users and communities in new and important ways. We’re looking for someone who can craft engaging narratives from the hard work we’re doing behind the scenes and connect with our users in ways that are sincere and meaningful.

Public Relations Lead

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+39
We’re looking for a PR pro who take pride in developing enticing press materials while also reveling in the thrill of securing positive media coverage. The position, reporting to the Senior Director of Public Relations, plays a key role in building awareness and driving lead generation efforts for TransUnion’s healthcare and insurance businesses. This position is ideal for a communications professional with the interest and fortitude to work with some of TransUnion’s top executives. In this role, you will be the day-to-day lead for our growing healthcare and insurance businesses, delivering impactful and measurable results. Travel to key media markets such as New York and conferences in Las Vegas will be expected, though it will likely be limited to 10-20% of the year.

Senior Public Relations Manager

Northwest Suburbs
1 month ago
+31
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and deadline-oriented Senior Public Relations Manager to heighten our communication strategy through a variety of external channels. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing, this role will offer the opportunity to create thoughtful, differentiated, market-focused content; dive deep into communications strategies; make a difference using data to drive company communications; and work 

Public Relations Director

Chicago
2 months ago
+23
The PR Director for SimplyBe. will develop PR strategies, media pitching and account management for a range of clients. From winning new media placements with innovative, creative pitching, to flawlessly executing account management with exemplary implementation skills, the PR Director will be responsible for delivering value to our clients in the form of public awareness via media features, media mentions, profiles and more. This role requires strong project management skills and outstanding creative flair. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop client relationships and act as senior leadership to the wider business.

Public Relations Specialist Salary ranges

The most common Public Relations Specialist salary in Chicago is between $40k - $50k.

Average Public Relations Specialist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Public Relations Specialist make the most at companies with 1-10 employees, earning $77,000 on average.

Public Relations Specialist Salary by gender

The average Public Relations Specialist salary for women is $60,875 and the average Public Relations Specialist salary for men is $70,000.

Public Relations Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Public Relations Specialist with 7+ years of experience is $77,000.

Average Marketing salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
SEO Specialist $51,200
Min: $38K
Max: $71K
Event Planner $53,909
Min: $36K
Max: $66K
Marketing Coordinator $55,038
Min: $40K
Max: $78K
Marketing Associate $55,933
Min: $40K
Max: $80K
Public Relations Specialist $57,281
Min: $32K
Max: $77K
Community Manager $63,118
Min: $45K
Max: $87K
Content Marketing Manager $65,844
Min: $42K
Max: $110K
Social Media Manager $66,029
Min: $35K
Max: $125K
Public Relations Manager $66,600
Min: $45K
Max: $105K
SEO Manager $71,500
Min: $57K
Max: $95K
Email Marketing Manager $74,571
Min: $57K
Max: $95K
Digital Marketing Manager $79,648
Min: $45K
Max: $126K
Marketing Manager $82,621
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
Marketing Operations Manager $94,783
Min: $50K
Max: $125K
Brand Manager $103,077
Min: $74K
Max: $132K
Product Marketing Manager $107,321
Min: $70K
Max: $137K
Senior Marketing Manager $116,127
Min: $82K
Max: $155K
Director of Marketing $131,704
Min: $70K
Max: $203K
Senior Product Marketing Manager $135,625
Min: $108K
Max: $175K
Vice President of Marketing $178,714
Min: $125K
Max: $300K
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) $220,856
Min: $100K
Max: $356K

Skills that affect Public Relations Specialist salaries in Chicago

1
Public & Media Relations
3% have this skill
2
Copywriting
2% have this skill
3
Marketing Research & Strategy
1% have this skill
4
Email Marketing
1% have this skill
5
Event Marketing
1% have this skill
6
Social Media Marketing & Strategy
1% have this skill

Recent Public Relations Specialist salaries in Chicago

$44,000
Yearly Salary
A Account Executive reported a yearly salary of $44,000 with +$200 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$67,500
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations & Social Media Specialist reported a yearly salary of $67,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$55,000
Yearly Salary
A Marketing & Loyalty Programs Specialist reported a yearly salary of $55,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$77,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $77,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Strategist reported a yearly salary of $65,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$70,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $70,000 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$32,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $32,000
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$40,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $40,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$48,000
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $48,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$48,500
Yearly Salary
A Public Relations Specialist reported a yearly salary of $48,500
500+ Employees
Chicago
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