Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,970
25th Percentile Wage
$33,510
50th Percentile Wage
$46,300
75th Percentile Wage
$63,060
90th Percentile Wage
$82,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of retail 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 $82,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $23,970.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,300
-4.13% 6.05%
2016
$48,210
-1.97% -
2015
$49,160
3.82% -
2014
$47,280
5.39% -
2013
$44,730
2.75% -
2012
$43,500
- -

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

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 33 industries in the retail 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 clothing stores industry with an annual salary $66,660. The lowest paying industry is the used merchandise stores industry (annual salary $29,780). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clothing Stores
$66,660
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$61,800
Direct Selling Establishments
$58,430
Book Stores and News Dealers
$58,230
Home Furnishings Stores
$56,840
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$55,730
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$52,840
Nonstore Retailers
$51,660
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$51,110
Grocery Stores
$50,740
Food and Beverage Stores
$50,180
General Merchandise Stores
$49,400
Health and Personal Care Stores
$49,240
Health and Personal Care Stores
$49,240
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$48,580
Food and Beverage Stores
$48,550
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$47,950
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$47,950
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$47,380
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$46,240
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$46,040
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$45,040
Other General Merchandise Stores
$44,400
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$43,360
Sporting Goods Stores
$43,240
Furniture Stores
$41,970
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$40,070
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$39,150
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$38,270
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$37,820
Specialty Food Stores
$36,790
Automobile Dealers
$36,390
Used Merchandise Stores
$29,780

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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