Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,400
25th Percentile Wage
$47,340
50th Percentile Wage
$65,880
75th Percentile Wage
$92,770
90th Percentile Wage
$124,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,400.

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
$65,880
-2.05% 2.84%
2016
$67,230
3.05% -
2015
$65,180
0.72% -
2014
$64,710
2.86% -
2013
$62,860
-1.83% -
2012
$64,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of California ranges from $34,930 to $82,190. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $82,190. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $77,920). The lowest paying area is El Centro with a median annual salary of $34,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$82,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$77,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$77,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$76,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$74,700
Salinas
$74,540
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,220
Vallejo-Fairfield
$69,720
Yuba City
$68,630
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$64,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$64,820
Merced
$63,580
Napa
$63,550
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$62,180
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$59,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$58,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$58,210
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$56,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$55,740
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$53,960
Modesto
$53,430
Fresno
$49,760
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,260
Stockton
$47,390
Chico
$47,020
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$44,220
Redding
$42,050
Visalia-Porterville
$37,630
El Centro
$34,930




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