Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Arizona

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,130
25th Percentile Wage
$41,110
50th Percentile Wage
$53,020
75th Percentile Wage
$70,310
90th Percentile Wage
$88,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,130.

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
$53,020
-1.57% -1.49%
2016
$53,850
6.93% -
2015
$50,120
-6.17% -
2014
$53,210
3.98% -
2013
$51,090
-5.32% -
2012
$53,810
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Arizona ranges from $37,350 to $58,760. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Arizona is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,760. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale (mean annual salary $54,940). The lowest paying area is Lake Havasu City-Kingman with a median annual salary of $37,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$58,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$54,940
Flagstaff
$54,300
Tucson
$47,820
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$45,680
Prescott
$45,610
Yuma
$38,090
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$37,350




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