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What is the average salary for Public Relations Specialists in the United States?

Public Relations Specialists earn an average hourly wage of $30.79. Hourly wages typically start from $14.99 and go up to $50.83. Public Relations Specialists earn an average salary of $64,050 per year. Salaries typically start from $31,190 and go up to $105,720.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

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

$50.83 an hour $105,720 per year
Senior

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

$36.84 an hour $76,630 per year
Experienced

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

$26.77 an hour $55,680 per year
Junior

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

$19.62 an hour $40,810 per year
Starting

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

$14.99 an hour $31,190 per year

Historical salary for Public Relations Specialists in the United States

Public Relations Specialist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Public Relations Specialist Salary in District of Columbia $48.00 $99,830 # 1
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Virginia $37.28 $77,550 # 2
Public Relations Specialist Salary in California $35.13 $73,060 # 3
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New Jersey $34.32 $71,390 # 4
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Maryland $32.58 $67,760 # 5
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New York $32.55 $67,700 # 6
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Connecticut $32.29 $67,160 # 7
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Idaho $32.07 $66,710 # 8
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Alaska $31.65 $65,830 # 9
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Washington $31.43 $65,360 # 10
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Delaware $31.34 $65,180 # 11
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Arizona $30.92 $64,310 # 12
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Illinois $30.75 $63,950 # 13
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Massachusetts $30.30 $63,010 # 14
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Utah $29.40 $61,160 # 15
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Pennsylvania $29.07 $60,480 # 16
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Rhode Island $28.99 $60,310 # 17
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Minnesota $28.79 $59,880 # 18
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Oregon $28.60 $59,490 # 19
Public Relations Specialist Salary in New Mexico $28.43 $59,130 # 20
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Florida $28.38 $59,020 # 21
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Texas $28.30 $58,870 # 22
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Vermont $27.91 $58,040 # 23
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Michigan $27.75 $57,720 # 24
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Wisconsin $27.73 $57,690 # 25
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Georgia $27.49 $57,180 # 26
Public Relations Specialist Salary in North Carolina $27.00 $56,160 # 27
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Missouri $26.92 $56,000 # 28
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Hawaii $26.77 $55,680 # 29
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Colorado $26.64 $55,410 # 30
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Tennessee $26.46 $55,030 # 31
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Iowa $26.38 $54,860 # 32
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Indiana $25.72 $53,500 # 33
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Nevada $25.57 $53,190 # 34
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Wyoming $25.46 $52,950 # 35
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Maine $25.17 $52,350 # 36
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Oklahoma $25.07 $52,150 # 37
Public Relations Specialist Salary in North Dakota $24.90 $51,790 # 38
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Kansas $24.88 $51,750 # 39
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Ohio $24.75 $51,470 # 40
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Alabama $24.26 $50,460 # 41
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Louisiana $23.94 $49,790 # 42
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Montana $23.87 $49,660 # 43
Public Relations Specialist Salary in South Carolina $23.65 $49,200 # 44
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Nebraska $23.57 $49,030 # 45
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Kentucky $23.54 $48,950 # 46
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Arkansas $22.81 $47,430 # 47
Public Relations Specialist Salary in West Virginia $22.47 $46,730 # 48
Public Relations Specialist Salary in South Dakota $22.05 $45,870 # 49
Public Relations Specialist Salary in Mississippi $19.45 $40,460 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics