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
$39,070
25th Percentile Wage
$50,320
50th Percentile Wage
$67,900
75th Percentile Wage
$91,890
90th Percentile Wage
$124,240

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 $124,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $39,070.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,9002.37%14.20%
201566,2905.69%-
201462,5203.71%-
201360,2003.22%-
201258,260--

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 19 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 $78,460. The lowest paying industry is the insurance and employee benefit funds industry (annual salary $58,640). 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
$78,460
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$78,460
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$77,250
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$75,720
Other Financial Investment Activities
$74,950
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$73,310
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$70,580
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$70,570
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,020
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$67,390
Insurance Carriers
$67,160
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$66,050
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$63,840
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$63,070
Other Insurance Related Activities
$62,760
Depository Credit Intermediation
$61,960
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$59,130
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$59,130
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$58,640

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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