Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,060
25th Percentile Wage
$40,350
50th Percentile Wage
$52,730
75th Percentile Wage
$72,880
90th Percentile Wage
$92,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.97
25th Percentile Wage
$19.39
50th Percentile Wage
$25.35
75th Percentile Wage
$35.04
90th Percentile Wage
$44.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.66. The median hourly salary is $25.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.97.

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
201652,730-0.89%1.50%
201553,2001.35%-
201452,480-0.19%-
201352,5801.22%-
201251,940--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Georgia ranges from $26,640 to $67,160. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Georgia is Warner Robins with a median annual salary of $67,160. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Savannah (mean annual salary $58,160). The lowest paying area is Valdosta with a median annual salary of $26,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warner Robins
$67,160
Savannah
$58,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$55,180
Columbus
$49,060
Albany
$48,880
Macon
$46,610
Gainesville
$46,600
Athens-Clarke County
$43,290
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$40,790
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$39,500
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$39,090
Rome
$38,260
Brunswick
$32,300
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,540
Valdosta
$26,640


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