Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists amongst Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,600
25th Percentile Wage
$35,100
50th Percentile Wage
$49,650
75th Percentile Wage
$72,240
90th Percentile Wage
$97,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,600.

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
$49,650
10.11% 15.95%
2016
$44,630
7.48% -
2015
$41,290
-0.85% -
2014
$41,640
1.51% -
2013
$41,010
-1.76% -
2012
$41,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Arkansas ranges from $29,880 to $49,760. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $49,760. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,460). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$49,760
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$37,460
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$37,240
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$35,800
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,880




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