Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,960
25th Percentile Wage
$40,960
50th Percentile Wage
$60,150
75th Percentile Wage
$87,470
90th Percentile Wage
$121,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of information. 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 $121,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $27,960.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,1503.99%8.15%
201557,7501.66%-
201456,7902.27%-
201355,5000.45%-
201255,250--

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

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 21 industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $96,360. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $40,700). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$96,360
Software Publishers
$87,360
Telecommunications
$74,970
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$72,590
Sound Recording Industries
$70,870
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$65,820
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$65,180
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$65,180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$64,390
Other Information Services
$63,600
Other Information Services
$63,600
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$62,730
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$61,310
Other Telecommunications
$59,070
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$56,440
Television Broadcasting
$53,570
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$48,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$47,770
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$45,080
Radio Broadcasting
$42,560
Newspaper Publishers
$40,700

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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