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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,890
25th Percentile Wage
$41,560
50th Percentile Wage
$53,110
75th Percentile Wage
$66,050
90th Percentile Wage
$79,700

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 $79,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.29
25th Percentile Wage
$19.98
50th Percentile Wage
$25.54
75th Percentile Wage
$31.76
90th Percentile Wage
$38.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.32. The median hourly salary is $25.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.29.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,1102.05%7.48%
201552,0200.15%-
201451,940-1.10%-
201352,5106.42%-
201249,140--

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 $39,150 to $58,740. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $58,740. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $57,950). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$58,740
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$57,950
Cedar Rapids
$53,850
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$52,670
Ames
$51,010
Iowa City
$50,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,320
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$46,890
Dubuque
$43,520
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,370
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,150


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