What is the average salary for a Public Relations Specialist?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Public Relations Specialist is $63,020. Salaries start from $30,790 and go up to $103,240. Please note that the average salary for a Public Relations Specialist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Public Relations Specialists in United States earn:

$103,240
Senior

The top 25% of Public Relations Specialists in United States earn:

$75,180
Experienced

The middle 50% of Public Relations Specialists in United States earn:

$54,940
Junior

The bottom 25% of Public Relations Specialists in United States earn:

$40,290
Starting

The bottom 10% of Public Relations Specialists in United States earn:

$30,790

Historical salary

Public Relations Specialist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Public Relations Specialist Salary in District of Columbia 102,380 1
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Virginia 78,520 2
Public Relations Specialist Salary in California 71,390 3
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Maryland 68,290 4
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New Jersey 67,430 5
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New York 66,480 6
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Illinois 65,870 7
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Delaware 65,530 8
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Massachusetts 63,920 9
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Utah 63,410 10
Public Relations Specialist Salary in United States 63,020 11
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Alaska 62,980 12
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Washington 61,970 13
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Pennsylvania 61,760 14
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Rhode Island 60,940 15
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Connecticut 60,760 16
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Minnesota 59,850 17
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Florida 59,000 18
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Iowa 58,540 19
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Idaho 57,540 20
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Michigan 57,240 21
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Arizona 57,110 22
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Georgia 57,110 23
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Hawaii 57,100 24
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Texas 57,000 25
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Vermont 56,740 26
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Nevada 56,640 27
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Oregon 56,610 28
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Colorado 56,160 29
Public Relations Specialist Salary in North Carolina 55,840 30
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Missouri 55,790 31
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Wisconsin 55,660 32
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Kansas 55,100 33
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New Mexico 54,670 34
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Indiana 53,000 35
Public Relations Specialist Salary in North Dakota 51,670 36
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Wyoming 51,620 37
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Tennessee 51,100 38
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Ohio 50,890 39
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Maine 49,380 40
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Montana 48,490 41
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Kentucky 47,770 42
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Oklahoma 47,750 43
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Louisiana 47,390 44
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Alabama 47,070 45
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Nebraska 47,020 46
Public Relations Specialist Salary in South Carolina 46,730 47
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Virgin Islands 46,620 48
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Arkansas 45,790 49
Public Relations Specialist Salary in West Virginia 44,940 50
Public Relations Specialist Salary in South Dakota 44,210 51
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Mississippi 38,930 52
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Puerto Rico 36,960 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics