Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,270
25th Percentile Wage
$50,020
50th Percentile Wage
$68,630
75th Percentile Wage
$94,930
90th Percentile Wage
$121,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $121,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $38,270.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,630
0.67% 5.10%
2016
$68,170
0.94% -
2015
$67,530
0.21% -
2014
$67,390
1.91% -
2013
$66,100
1.47% -
2012
$65,130
- -

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

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 60 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $88,750. The lowest paying industry is the industrial machinery manufacturing industry (annual salary $47,980). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$88,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$86,400
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$80,810
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$79,860
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$79,680
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$78,950
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$78,470
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,190
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$77,320
Paper Manufacturing
$75,830
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,050
Chemical Manufacturing
$73,170
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$69,760
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$68,600
Animal Food Manufacturing
$68,390
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$68,240
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$67,700
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$66,720
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,680
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$66,670
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$65,910
Machinery Manufacturing
$64,430
Machinery Manufacturing
$64,170
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$62,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$62,970
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$62,860
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$62,810
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$62,790
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$62,740
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$62,480
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$62,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$62,240
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$61,960
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$61,950
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,790
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,770
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$60,370
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,480
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$59,300
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$59,150
Apparel Manufacturing
$59,150
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$58,860
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$58,620
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$58,620
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$57,880
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$56,710
Food Manufacturing
$56,580
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$56,430
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$56,390
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$55,720
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$55,470
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$55,090
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$52,320
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,240
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,240
Other Food Manufacturing
$51,970
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$48,640
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$48,390
Beverage Manufacturing
$48,290
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$47,980

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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