Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,710
25th Percentile Wage
$42,220
50th Percentile Wage
$58,570
75th Percentile Wage
$78,500
90th Percentile Wage
$111,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $111,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $30,710.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,5700.92%-0.09%
201558,030-3.76%-
201460,2100.18%-
201360,1002.46%-
201258,620--

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 17 industries in the wholesale trade 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 machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $69,360. The lowest paying industry is the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $39,060). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,360
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$63,940
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$61,870
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$60,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$59,950
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$57,820
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,740
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$56,100
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$53,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$51,180
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$50,850
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$47,970
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$47,750
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$44,600
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$39,060

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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