Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists amongst Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Public Relations Specialists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,250
25th Percentile Wage
$40,100
50th Percentile Wage
$51,680
75th Percentile Wage
$66,220
90th Percentile Wage
$82,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,680
-2.77% 4.91%
2016
$53,110
2.05% -
2015
$52,020
0.15% -
2014
$51,940
-1.10% -
2013
$52,510
6.42% -
2012
$49,140
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Public Relations Specialists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Iowa ranges from $36,570 to $62,270. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $62,270. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $60,680). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$62,270
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$60,680
Ames
$51,180
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$49,670
Iowa City
$48,330
Cedar Rapids
$47,150
Dubuque
$46,230
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,630
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,570
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$41,170
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$36,570




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