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
$25,520
25th Percentile Wage
$33,770
50th Percentile Wage
$48,210
75th Percentile Wage
$66,310
90th Percentile Wage
$88,430

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 $88,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $25,520.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,210-1.97%9.77%
201549,1603.82%-
201447,2805.39%-
201344,7302.75%-
201243,500--

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

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 25 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
Book Stores and News Dealers
$54,330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$53,600
Nonstore Retailers
$53,380
Direct Selling Establishments
$52,710
Home Furnishings Stores
$50,870
Grocery Stores
$50,740
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$49,620
Food and Beverage Stores
$49,300
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$47,950
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$47,950
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$47,330
Health and Personal Care Stores
$47,300
Health and Personal Care Stores
$47,300
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$43,050
Automobile Dealers
$42,120
Furniture Stores
$41,790
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$40,070
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$39,150
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$38,950
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$38,240
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$36,230
Sporting Goods Stores
$34,090
Used Merchandise Stores
$29,780

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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