Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of public relations specialists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare public relations specialist salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,700
25th Percentile Wage
$36,070
50th Percentile Wage
$48,710
75th Percentile Wage
$65,370
90th Percentile Wage
$92,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $92,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $26,700.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,710
2.94% 6.73%
2016
$47,280
1.52% -
2015
$46,560
0.24% -
2014
$46,450
0.99% -
2013
$45,990
1.22% -
2012
$45,430
- -

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $60,780. The lowest paying industry is the gambling industries industry (annual salary $37,920). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$60,780
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$57,730
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$51,370
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$50,120
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,870
Spectator Sports
$49,260
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$48,050
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$47,960
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$47,830
Performing Arts Companies
$47,700
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$47,690
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,290
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,290
Gambling Industries
$37,920

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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