Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Rockford, Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of public relations specialists in Rockford, Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of public relations specialists in Rockford is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Public Relations Specialists in Rockford, Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,120
25th Percentile Wage
$29,520
50th Percentile Wage
$43,880
75th Percentile Wage
$66,290
90th Percentile Wage
$76,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Rockford, Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,120.

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
$43,880
-7.11% -4.67%
2016
$47,000
-13.57% -
2015
$53,380
3.17% -
2014
$51,690
-16.29% -
2013
$60,110
23.59% -
2012
$45,930
- -

Table 3. Compare Public Relations Specialist Salary in Rockford with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $43,880 in Rockford is in the middle of salary range for public relations specialists in state of Illinois. In comparison, the annual salary of public relations specialists in Rockford is 37.5 percent (37.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Peoria and 4.7 percent (4.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$70,180
Bloomington-Normal
$67,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$59,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$59,020
Springfield
$54,840
Champaign-Urbana
$50,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,480
Kankakee-Bradley
$46,700
Rockford
$43,880
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,290
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,800



See also: Top paying jobs in Rockford, Illinois.