Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,100
25th Percentile Wage
$40,070
50th Percentile Wage
$51,620
75th Percentile Wage
$65,070
90th Percentile Wage
$82,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $82,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $30,100.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,6202.56%5.97%
201550,3001.19%-
201449,7001.89%-
201348,7600.45%-
201248,540--

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 41 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $80,020. The lowest paying industry is the offices of other health practitioners industry (annual salary $41,520). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$80,020
Hospitals - State government owned
$69,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$65,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$65,160
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$61,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$60,530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$57,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,660
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,090
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,440
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$55,350
Offices of Physicians
$54,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$53,700
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$52,850
Offices of Chiropractors
$52,610
Outpatient Care Centers
$51,770
Home Health Care Services
$51,420
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,260
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$51,050
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,820
Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,720
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$50,700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,420
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$50,410
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,280
Child Day Care Services
$50,280
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$49,560
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,440
Social Assistance
$48,160
Other Residential Care Facilities
$47,830
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$47,320
Individual and Family Services
$47,100
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$46,670
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,040
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$45,830
Ambulance Services
$44,040
Offices of Dentists
$42,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,520

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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