Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,420
25th Percentile Wage
$42,020
50th Percentile Wage
$53,840
75th Percentile Wage
$70,030
90th Percentile Wage
$90,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $90,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $33,420.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,8402.93%7.67%
201552,2602.14%-
201451,1402.07%-
201350,0800.74%-
201249,710--

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 25 industries in the educational services 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 business schools and computer and management training - privately owned industry with an annual salary $58,500. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $43,810). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$58,500
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$57,920
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$56,320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$56,160
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$55,540
Educational Support Services
$55,340
Educational Services - Local government owned
$54,980
Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$54,080
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,990
Educational Services
$53,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,460
Educational Services - State government owned
$52,260
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,260
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,960
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$50,440
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$49,590
Junior colleges - State government owned
$49,270
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,800
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,340
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$46,170
Other Schools and Instruction
$44,140
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$43,810

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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