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
$30,140
25th Percentile Wage
$39,750
50th Percentile Wage
$51,670
75th Percentile Wage
$65,910
90th Percentile Wage
$83,540

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 $83,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $30,140.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,670
0.10% 6.06%
2016
$51,620
2.56% -
2015
$50,300
1.19% -
2014
$49,700
1.89% -
2013
$48,760
0.45% -
2012
$48,540
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Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 43 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 $82,030. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $22,550). 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
$82,030
Hospitals - State government owned
$69,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$67,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$62,880
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$62,800
Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,610
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,180
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$57,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,740
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$56,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$55,900
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$53,780
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$53,190
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$53,050
Child Day Care Services
$52,860
Hospitals - Local government owned
$52,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$52,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$52,540
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$52,520
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,430
Home Health Care Services
$50,980
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$50,970
Offices of Physicians
$50,630
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,110
Other Residential Care Facilities
$49,790
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,470
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,310
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,250
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$48,270
Social Assistance
$47,700
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$46,780
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,770
Individual and Family Services
$46,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$46,160
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,480
Ambulance Services
$43,230
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$41,070
Offices of Dentists
$40,480
Offices of Chiropractors
$30,350
Offices of Optometrists
$22,550

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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