How much does a Public Information Officer make?

Updated Nov 25, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$68,683 /yr
Average Base Pay

170 salaries

$44K

Low

$69K

Average

$108K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Public Information Officer is $68,683 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Public Information Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 170 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Public Information Officer employees.

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Washington DC Government
3.6

Washington DC Government

Public Information Officer

$108,269

 /yr
Range: $60K - $132K
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$60K

$132K

$60,038 - $132,076 Range

Arizona Department of Economic Security
3.1

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Public Information Officer

$66,259

 /yr
Range: $53K - $68K

$53K

$68K

$52,575 - $68,473 Range

TxDOT
3.7

TxDOT

Public Information Officer

$67,574

 /yr
Range: $51K - $84K

$51K

$84K

$51,005 - $83,864 Range

City and County of San Francisco
3.8

City and County of San Francisco

Public Information Officer - Hourly

$46

 /hr
Range: $36 - $49

$36

$49

$36 - $49 Range

State of Nevada
3.4

State of Nevada

Public Information Officer

$61,675

 /yr
Range: $55K - $85K

$55K

$85K

$55,426 - $85,071 Range

Caltrans
4.2

Caltrans

Public Information Officer

$69,397

 /yr
Range: $52K - $76K

$52K

$76K

$51,931 - $75,596 Range

State of Nebraska
3.3

State of Nebraska

Public Information Officer

$43,507

 /yr
Range: $41K - $46K

$41K

$46K

$40,871 - $46,104 Range

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Bay Area Air Quality Management District
3.4

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Public Information Officer

$82,054

 /yr
Range: $81K - $98K

$81K

$98K

$80,788 - $98,177 Range

State of Georgia
3.4

State of Georgia

Public Information Officer
About 

$61K -$91K

$61K

$91K

$60,830 - $90,846 Range

State of Illinois
3.7

State of Illinois

Public Information Officer
About 

$61K -$98K

$61K

$98K

$61,302 - $98,284 Range

City of Portland (Oregon)
3.5

City of Portland (Oregon)

Public Information Officer - Hourly
About 

$42 -$53

 hourly

$42

$53

$42 - $53 Range

University of Cincinnati
4.3

University of Cincinnati

Public Information Officer
About 

$47K -$62K

$47K

$62K

$47,462 - $61,932 Range

State of Tennessee
3.6

State of Tennessee

Public Information Officer
About 

$57K -$65K

$57K

$65K

$56,791 - $64,941 Range

Florida Department of Health
3.7

Florida Department of Health

Public Information Officer
About 

$43K -$52K

$43K

$52K

$43,167 - $51,803 Range

United Nations
4.2

United Nations

Public Information Officer - Monthly
About 

$7K -$11K

$7K

$11K

$6,501 - $10,534 Range

City Of Corpus Christi
3.5

City Of Corpus Christi

Public Information Officer
About 

$40K -$45K

$40K

$45K

$40,161 - $44,799 Range

DSM Dyneema

Public Information Officer
About 

$40K -$78K

$40K

$78K

$39,934 - $77,771 Range

State of Alaska
3.6

State of Alaska

Public Information Officer
About 

$74K -$106K

$74K

$106K

$73,664 - $105,654 Range

Franklin County, Ohio
3.6

Franklin County, Ohio

Public Information Officer
About 

$53K -$79K

$53K

$79K

$53,368 - $79,042 Range

City of Indianapolis
3.2

City of Indianapolis

Public Information Officer
About 

$43K -$63K

$43K

$63K

$43,355 - $63,427 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Public Information Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Public Information Officer is $68,683 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Public Information Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 170 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Public Information Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Public Information Officer in United States is $108,410 per year.

The lowest salary for a Public Information Officer in United States is $43,513 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent public information officer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$20
hourly
A Public Safety Corporal in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$80,000
per year
A Major in the Riverside, CA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Riverside, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$19
hourly
A Public Safety Officer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$34,000
per year
A Public Safety Officer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Public Safety Dispatcher in the Charlottesville, VA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlottesville, VA Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Government
$69,000
per year
A Public Information Officer in the Carson City, NV Area area reported making $69,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Carson City, NV Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
School / School District
$41,000
per year
A Public Safety Communicator in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $41,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$18
hourly
A Public Safety Officer in the Rochester, NY Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Rochester, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Public Safety Officer in the Bakersfield, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Bakersfield, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$43,500
per year
A Public Safety Officer in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $43,500 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
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