The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists among Illinois 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,960|
|25th Percentile Wage||$44,780|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,070|
|75th Percentile Wage||$78,410|
|90th Percentile Wage||$101,050|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,960.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Illinois ranges from $41,800 to $70,180. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $70,180. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Bloomington-Normal (mean annual salary $67,690). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,800.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)|| |
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)|| |
|South Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area|| |