Public Relations Specialist Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,540
25th Percentile Wage
$31,160
50th Percentile Wage
$45,880
75th Percentile Wage
$63,220
90th Percentile Wage
$85,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $85,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid public relations specialists is $21,540.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,880
0.22% 2.03%
2016
$45,780
3.45% -
2015
$44,200
-2.87% -
2014
$45,470
0.77% -
2013
$45,120
0.38% -
2012
$44,950
- -

Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of public relations specialists in nine industries in the accommodation and food 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 traveler accommodation industry with an annual salary $49,830. The lowest paying industry is the rv (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps industry (annual salary $35,540). For detailed public relations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Traveler Accommodation
$49,830
Accommodation
$48,160
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$46,300
Food Services and Drinking Places
$44,770
Casino Hotels
$43,880
Full-Service Restaurants
$42,500
Special Food Services
$41,910
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$41,340
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$35,540

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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