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Highest Paying States for Public Relations Specialists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $78,170, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for public relations specialists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $68,860). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Public Relations Specialists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$78,170
$40,340 16,540
2 Connecticut
$68,860
$38,320 1,450
3 California
$67,230
$34,210 24,690
4 Virginia
$67,120
$37,300 6,920
5 New Jersey
$65,230
$34,990 4,030
6 Rhode Island
$65,130
$38,600 1,150
7 Washington
$63,920
$39,410 5,390
8 Massachusetts
$62,650
$36,780 6,820
9 Idaho
$61,480
$32,740 540
10 Alaska
$60,830
$35,440 470
11 Maryland
$60,810
$33,080 3,430
12 New York
$60,320
$32,070 25,460
13 Illinois
$58,420
$29,510 5,810
14 Oregon
$57,260
$31,870 2,570
15 Minnesota
$56,750
$35,930 4,460
16 New Hampshire
$56,660
$35,650 1,220
17 Delaware
$56,490
$31,210 600
18 Texas
$56,280
$29,890 25,940
19 North Carolina
$55,740
$35,420 4,960
20 New Mexico
$55,580
$29,360 890
21 Michigan
$54,820
$29,850 5,290
22 Pennsylvania
$54,670
$31,200 8,860
23 Florida
$54,550
$32,890 11,210
24 Wyoming
$54,380
$30,180 390
25 Hawaii
$54,050
$36,780 1,160
26 Arizona
$53,850
$30,780 3,290
27 Iowa
$53,110
$33,890 1,500
28 Colorado
$53,030
$28,790 4,330
29 Georgia
$52,730
$29,060 4,830
30 Utah
$52,360
$29,600 1,650
31 Wisconsin
$52,270
$30,860 3,670
32 Ohio
$52,120
$32,270 6,430
33 Nevada
$51,540
$27,590 1,170
34 Maine
$51,530
$32,550 1,070
35 North Dakota
$51,100
$31,300 610
36 Missouri
$50,970
$30,290 5,040
37 Tennessee
$50,770
$28,220 2,220
38 Vermont
$50,440
$32,390 1,020
39 Kentucky
$49,910
$27,990 1,530
40 West Virginia
$49,800
$31,170 290
41 Kansas
$49,250
$26,760 2,020
42 Nebraska
$47,930
$27,740 1,520
43 Indiana
$47,700
$26,510 3,110
44 South Carolina
$46,520
$26,960 2,040
45 Alabama
$46,230
$25,770 1,820
46 Montana
$46,150
$26,650 630
47 Arkansas
$44,630
$26,220 790
48 South Dakota
$44,320
$31,680 950
49 Louisiana
$44,210
$27,030 1,670
50 Oklahoma
$43,900
$20,980 2,120
51 Virgin Islands
$40,440
$20,950 40
52 Mississippi
$38,040
$28,070 1,370
53 Puerto Rico
$27,900
$17,180 1,110
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