PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$47,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a public relations specialist make?
Public Relations Specialists in America make an average salary of $47,920 per year or $23.04 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $72,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $31,000 per year. Internet companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Public Relations Specialists. States with the highest Public Relations Specialist salaries include Maine, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Oregon, and New Jersey. The typical employment for a Public Relations Specialist is 2.5 years.

Average Public Relations Specialist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Public Relations Specialist makes. Internet companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Microsoft or Facebook will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Catchafire and Activision Blizzard also pay high salaries to their Public Relations Specialists.

Average Public Relations Specialist Salary By Location

Across America, Public Relations Specialists make on average $47,920 annually or $23.04 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Public Relations Specialist will pay you the highest wages at around $51,635 per year. Even an entry-level Public Relations Specialist makes $32,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Public Relations Specialist salaries are Maine, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Oregon, and New Jersey. On the other hand, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Kansas report the lowest wages for Public Relations Specialists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$51,635
2
Seattle, WA
$49,562
3
Urban Honolulu, HI
$49,187
4
New York, NY
$49,043
5
Jersey City, NJ
$49,017

Average Public Relations Specialist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Public Relations Specialist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Construction companies, Hospitality companies, and Retail companies pay their Public Relations Specialists well. Construction companies pay Public Relations Specialists an average salary of $51,731, Hospitality companies pay $49,488, and Retail companys come in at $49,461. The types of companies that pay Public Relations Specialists the least are in the Real Estate industry, where the average annual salary is $40,907.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Construction
$51,731
2
Hospitality
$49,488
3
Retail
$49,461
4
Health Care
$49,221
5
Professional
$48,552

RECENTLY ADDED Public Relations Specialist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Robert Half
Public Relations Specialist
10/29/2019
$60,000
Elgin Community College
Public Relations Specialist
10/28/2019
$55,203
The City of Los Angeles
Public Relations Specialist
10/26/2019
$92,059
Johns Hopkins University
Public Relations Specialist
10/23/2019
$43,530
City of Seattle
Public Relations Specialist
09/23/2019
$72,544
City of Charlottesville
Public Relations Specialist
09/13/2019
$34,343
Public Relations Specialist
08/31/2019
$40,000
Alabama Technology Network
Public Relations Specialist
08/31/2019
$48,386
Robert Half
Public Relations Specialist
08/16/2019
$45,000
George Mason University
Public Relations Specialist
08/10/2019
$60,000
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