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Highest Paying Cities for Public Relations Specialists

The top 100 highest paying cities for public relations specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of public relations specialists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $84,870, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for public relations specialists. It is followed by Florence, South Carolina (average annual salary $82,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of public relations specialists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Public Relations Specialists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$84,870
1,970
2 Florence, South Carolina
$82,820
40
3 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$80,360
120
4 Salem, Oregon
$78,560
230
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$77,850
20,830
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$77,480
22,030
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$75,630
4,380
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$74,000
6,150
9 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$73,310
680
10 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$73,030
40
11 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$72,750
60
12 Salinas, California
$71,910
120
13 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$71,100
50
14 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$70,420
1,580
15 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$69,620
1,680
16 St Marys County, Maryland
$69,520
30
17 Peoria, Illinois
$68,760
210
18 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$68,220
40
19 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$68,050
60
20 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$67,810
90
21 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$67,690
80
22 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$67,320
1,410
23 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$67,250
570
24 Huntsville, Alabama
$67,230
200
25 New Haven, Connecticut
$67,180
200
26 Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida
$67,170
30
27 Warner Robins, Georgia
$67,160
60
28 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$67,030
1,460
29 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$66,920
3,570
30 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,500
3,860
31 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$66,430
310
32 Camden, New Jersey
$66,330
250
33 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$66,260
80
34 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$65,890
880
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$65,800
4,440
36 Framingham, Massachusetts
$65,270
590
37 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$65,160
70
38 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$64,960
1,040
39 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$64,930
120
40 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$64,860
1,340
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$64,820
7,790
42 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$64,130
5,710
43 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$64,090
280
44 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$64,010
170
45 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$63,880
1,200
46 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,720
30
47 Merced, California
$63,580
30
48 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,380
23,740
49 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$62,850
19,470
50 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$62,840
390
51 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,490
2,020
52 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$62,350
50
53 Greeley, Colorado
$62,320
110
54 Fairbanks, Alaska
$62,290
50
55 Carson City, Nevada
$62,260
50
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$62,260
7,610
57 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$62,220
360
58 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$61,790
70
59 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$61,580
280
60 Tacoma, Washington
$61,080
290
61 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$60,790
120
62 Charlottesville, Virginia
$60,600
240
63 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$60,410
90
64 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$60,320
80
65 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$60,280
6,560
66 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$60,180
40
67 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$60,120
30
68 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$60,050
2,170
69 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$59,930
200
70 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$59,570
8,220
71 Richmond, Virginia
$59,430
1,090
72 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$59,400
2,380
73 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$59,350
820
74 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$59,330
4,210
75 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$59,240
80
76 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$59,230
70
77 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$59,200
4,690
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$59,170
4,140
79 Anchorage, Alaska
$59,110
300
80 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$59,030
450
81 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$58,880
110
82 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$58,760
40
83 Tallahassee, Florida
$58,760
680
84 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$58,740
620
85 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$58,720
90
86 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$58,720
90
87 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$58,690
130
88 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$58,670
30
89 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$58,550
3,650
90 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$58,540
1,200
91 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$58,480
820
92 Ithaca, New York
$58,480
170
93 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$58,470
2,060
94 Springfield, Ohio
$58,450
70
95 Winchester, West Virginia
$58,340
40
96 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$58,210
4,780
97 Wilmington, New Jersey
$58,190
490
98 Savannah, Georgia
$58,160
80
99 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$58,130
70
100 Bloomington, Indiana
$58,050
230
See also: Highest paying industries for public relations specialists.