Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,180
25th Percentile Wage
$50,740
50th Percentile Wage
$68,580
75th Percentile Wage
$92,690
90th Percentile Wage
$124,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of finance and insurance. 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 $124,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $38,180.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,580
0.99% 15.05%
2016
$67,900
2.37% -
2015
$66,290
5.69% -
2014
$62,520
3.71% -
2013
$60,200
3.22% -
2012
$58,260
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Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 22 industries in the finance and insurance 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 monetary authorities-central bank industry with an annual salary $80,670. The lowest paying industry is the other insurance related activities industry (annual salary $57,440). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$80,670
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$80,670
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$80,150
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$77,530
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$77,250
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,190
Other Financial Investment Activities
$74,950
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$72,640
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$68,590
Insurance Carriers
$66,840
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$66,500
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$66,310
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,120
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$64,590
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$64,450
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$63,070
Depository Credit Intermediation
$61,960
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$61,180
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$59,130
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$59,130
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$58,640
Other Insurance Related Activities
$57,440

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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