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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 $82,820, Florence, South Carolina is the highest paying city for public relations specialists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $82,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Florence, South Carolina
$82,820
40
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$82,340
21,530
3 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$82,190
160
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$81,320
22,630
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$81,030
70
6 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$79,070
130
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$77,920
4,600
8 Battle Creek, Michigan
$77,850
50
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$77,340
2,330
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$76,610
6,500
11 Salem, Oregon
$75,580
270
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$74,700
1,710
13 Salinas, California
$74,540
110
14 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$73,030
40
15 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$72,160
90
16 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$71,790
700
17 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$71,510
60
18 Framingham, Massachusetts
$70,760
400
19 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$70,720
30
20 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$70,220
1,860
21 Peoria, Illinois
$70,180
200
22 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$70,160
n/a
23 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$70,130
140
24 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$69,720
70
25 St Marys County, Maryland
$69,520
30
26 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$68,840
810
27 Yuba City, California
$68,630
30
28 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$68,110
200
29 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$67,820
50
30 Camden, New Jersey
$67,760
320
31 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$67,690
80
32 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$67,600
40
33 California-Lexington Park, USA
$67,050
30
34 Carson City, Nevada
$67,030
30
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$66,900
4,670
36 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$66,730
1,100
37 St Joseph, Missouri
$66,540
70
38 San Rafael, USA
$66,420
190
39 Warner Robins, Georgia
$66,230
70
40 Appleton, Wisconsin
$66,200
60
41 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$66,160
3,930
42 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$66,140
5,740
43 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,960
4,180
44 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$65,890
880
45 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$65,610
20,260
46 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$65,460
1,920
47 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$65,290
1,210
48 Greeley, Colorado
$65,270
120
49 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$65,190
560
50 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$65,170
23,180
51 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$65,120
40
52 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,070
60
53 Savannah, Georgia
$65,060
70
54 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$64,980
1,130
55 Tacoma, Washington
$64,890
260
56 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$64,860
1,340
57 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$64,840
190
58 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$64,820
7,790
59 New Haven, Connecticut
$64,490
200
60 Charlottesville, Virginia
$64,190
190
61 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$63,800
100
62 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,720
30
63 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$63,620
490
64 Merced, California
$63,580
30
65 Napa, California
$63,550
80
66 Bismarck, North Dakota
$63,380
130
67 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$63,280
40
68 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$63,250
140
69 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$63,200
340
70 Bloomington, USA
$62,940
300
71 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$62,850
19,470
72 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$62,740
140
73 Fairbanks, Alaska
$62,620
30
74 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$62,610
60
75 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$62,450
240
76 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$62,350
50
77 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$62,270
640
78 Memphis, Tennessee
$62,230
320
79 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$62,180
30
80 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,180
2,090
81 Lebanon, Pennsylvania
$62,160
30
82 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$62,110
1,540
83 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$62,020
1,070
84 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$62,020
1,130
85 Richmond, Virginia
$62,010
1,140
86 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$61,990
80
87 Waterbury, Connecticut
$61,660
40
88 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$61,560
800
89 Ithaca, New York
$61,550
170
90 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$61,480
310
91 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$61,460
1,190
92 Dayton, Ohio
$61,300
400
93 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$61,140
300
94 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$61,070
200
95 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$61,020
2,330
96 Madison, Wisconsin
$60,920
1,130
97 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$60,760
110
98 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$60,680
120
99 Anchorage, Alaska
$60,630
250
100 Yakima, Washington
$60,440
80
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