Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,290
25th Percentile Wage
$50,340
50th Percentile Wage
$63,700
75th Percentile Wage
$84,120
90th Percentile Wage
$104,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,290.

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
$63,700
1.65% 8.98%
2016
$62,650
5.24% -
2015
$59,370
3.71% -
2014
$57,170
-1.22% -
2013
$57,870
-0.19% -
2012
$57,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $31,170 to $70,760. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $70,760. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $66,900). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$70,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$66,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$66,140
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$65,120
Barnstable Town
$62,740
New Bedford
$58,780
Peabody
$57,590
Worcester
$56,080
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$55,870
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$55,650
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$54,790
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$53,320
Pittsfield
$47,720
Springfield
$47,030
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$37,400
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$31,170




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