Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists amongst Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Public Relations Specialists in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,950
25th Percentile Wage
$33,950
50th Percentile Wage
$45,580
75th Percentile Wage
$62,740
90th Percentile Wage
$81,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,580
-1.43% 1.05%
2016
$46,230
-0.84% -
2015
$46,620
-0.15% -
2014
$46,690
4.86% -
2013
$44,420
-1.53% -
2012
$45,100
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Alabama ranges from $23,120 to $58,770. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $58,770. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $52,020). The lowest paying area is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$58,770
Birmingham-Hoover
$52,020
Auburn-Opelika
$49,790
Tuscaloosa
$49,230
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$49,060
Montgomery
$44,240
Mobile
$39,570
Anniston-Oxford
$38,620
Decatur
$38,330
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,860
Dothan
$36,260
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$31,430
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$23,120




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