Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,610
25th Percentile Wage
$35,770
50th Percentile Wage
$46,060
75th Percentile Wage
$60,890
90th Percentile Wage
$79,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,610.

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
$46,060
-8.36% 3.89%
2016
$49,910
5.53% -
2015
$47,150
3.92% -
2014
$45,300
1.70% -
2013
$44,530
0.58% -
2012
$44,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Kentucky ranges from $29,750 to $71,510. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $71,510. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $49,580). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$71,510
Lexington-Fayette
$49,580
Louisville-Jefferson County
$46,840
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,610
Owensboro
$42,110
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$41,100
Bowling Green
$39,960
Evansville
$36,300
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$31,070
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$29,750




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