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
$37,410
25th Percentile Wage
$48,970
50th Percentile Wage
$68,170
75th Percentile Wage
$94,430
90th Percentile Wage
$121,950

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 $121,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $37,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,1700.94%4.46%
201567,5300.21%-
201467,3901.91%-
201366,1001.47%-
201265,130--

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

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 36 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 $91,330. The lowest paying industry is the printing and related support activities industry (annual salary $46,220). 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
$91,330
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$88,190
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$86,830
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$83,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$81,930
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$80,960
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$80,810
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$77,320
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$68,600
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,680
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$65,820
Chemical Manufacturing
$65,180
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$63,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$63,380
Machinery Manufacturing
$63,310
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$62,290
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$60,210
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$58,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$58,650
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$58,640
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$58,460
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$58,090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$57,950
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$57,880
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$56,430
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$56,270
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$55,590
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$55,090
Food Manufacturing
$54,160
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$53,960
Apparel Manufacturing
$51,870
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$50,230
Beverage Manufacturing
$48,080
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$47,980
Printing and Related Support Activities
$46,220
Printing and Related Support Activities
$46,220

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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