Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,540
25th Percentile Wage
$42,310
50th Percentile Wage
$56,760
75th Percentile Wage
$79,030
90th Percentile Wage
$110,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,540.

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
$56,760
6.57% 6.78%
2016
$53,030
0.47% -
2015
$52,780
4.77% -
2014
$50,260
-4.76% -
2013
$52,650
-0.49% -
2012
$52,910
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Colorado ranges from $44,150 to $65,270. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $65,270. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $60,110). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$65,270
Pueblo
$60,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$59,170
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$56,540
Colorado Springs
$54,230
Grand Junction
$48,980
Boulder
$48,200
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,330
Fort Collins-Loveland
$45,430
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$44,150




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