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 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,170
25th Percentile Wage
$41,600
50th Percentile Wage
$54,830
75th Percentile Wage
$73,060
90th Percentile Wage
$95,520

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 $95,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,170.

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
$54,830
0.51% 4.27%
2016
$54,550
1.69% -
2015
$53,630
2.01% -
2014
$52,550
2.13% -
2013
$51,430
-2.06% -
2012
$52,490
- -

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 $32,970 to $62,450. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Florida is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville with a median annual salary of $62,450. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $60,180). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$62,450
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$60,180
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$57,330
Naples-Marco Island
$57,080
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$56,780
Gainesville
$56,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$56,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$55,340
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$55,260
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$55,240
Jacksonville
$55,030
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$55,020
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$53,840
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$53,570
Tallahassee
$53,430
Port St Lucie
$49,180
Ocala
$46,980
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$46,900
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$45,760
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$45,700
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$45,300
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$44,110
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$38,930
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$32,970




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