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
$33,430
25th Percentile Wage
$42,710
50th Percentile Wage
$54,690
75th Percentile Wage
$70,390
90th Percentile Wage
$89,270

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 $89,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $33,430.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,690
1.55% 9.11%
2016
$53,840
2.93% -
2015
$52,260
2.14% -
2014
$51,140
2.07% -
2013
$50,080
0.74% -
2012
$49,710
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Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 26 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $62,940. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $44,560). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$62,940
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$58,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$56,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$55,790
Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,730
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$55,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,050
Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,880
Educational Services
$54,690
Educational Support Services
$54,570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$54,120
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$54,020
Educational Services - State government owned
$53,940
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,920
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$50,810
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$50,570
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$50,330
Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$49,470
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$46,170
Other Schools and Instruction
$46,140
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$45,980
Technical and Trade Schools
$45,680
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$44,560

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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