Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists among Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,890
25th Percentile Wage
$41,530
50th Percentile Wage
$54,550
75th Percentile Wage
$72,320
90th Percentile Wage
$93,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.81
25th Percentile Wage
$19.97
50th Percentile Wage
$26.23
75th Percentile Wage
$34.77
90th Percentile Wage
$44.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.79. The median hourly salary is $26.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.81.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,5501.69%3.78%
201553,6302.01%-
201452,5502.13%-
201351,430-2.06%-
201252,490--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Florida ranges from $32,170 to $67,170. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Florida is Sebastian-Vero Beach with a median annual salary of $67,170. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville (mean annual salary $62,220). The lowest paying area is Ocala with a median annual salary of $32,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$67,170
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$62,220
Tallahassee
$58,760
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$58,470
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$57,390
Gainesville
$57,210
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,040
Naples-Marco Island
$56,170
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$53,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$53,310
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$52,600
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$52,410
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$52,220
Jacksonville
$51,770
Port St Lucie
$51,330
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$50,380
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$50,190
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$49,970
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$48,810
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$48,100
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$46,490
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$42,490
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$32,970
Ocala
$32,170


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