Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists among Indiana metropolitan areas 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,430
25th Percentile Wage
$35,520
50th Percentile Wage
$47,030
75th Percentile Wage
$62,660
90th Percentile Wage
$81,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,430.

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
$47,030
-1.42% 1.55%
2016
$47,700
1.28% -
2015
$47,090
1.66% -
2014
$46,310
0.17% -
2013
$46,230
-0.15% -
2012
$46,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Indiana ranges from $34,440 to $52,540. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Indiana is Columbus with a median annual salary of $52,540. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Bloomington (mean annual salary $50,490). The lowest paying area is Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$52,540
Bloomington
$50,490
Indianapolis-Carmel
$50,000
Fort Wayne
$47,680
Muncie
$45,990
Kokomo
$44,520
Elkhart-Goshen
$44,200
Gary
$42,050
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$41,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$41,100
Anderson
$38,660
Lafayette
$38,150
Michigan City-La Porte
$34,780
Terre Haute
$34,450
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$34,440




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