Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of public relations specialists in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare public relations specialist salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,780
25th Percentile Wage
$55,680
50th Percentile Wage
$72,800
75th Percentile Wage
$93,970
90th Percentile Wage
$116,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) public relations specialists is $116,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $43,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,800
-0.49% 5.58%
2016
$73,160
2.26% -
2015
$71,510
2.53% -
2014
$69,700
1.26% -
2013
$68,820
0.12% -
2012
$68,740
- -

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in six industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for public relations specialist occupations is the fossil fuel electric power generation industry with an annual salary $80,260. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $64,560). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$80,260
Natural Gas Distribution
$78,590
Utilities
$72,800
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$72,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,710
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$64,560

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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