Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists amongst Michigan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Public Relations Specialists in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,850
25th Percentile Wage
$40,100
50th Percentile Wage
$54,820
75th Percentile Wage
$75,990
90th Percentile Wage
$98,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.35
25th Percentile Wage
$19.28
50th Percentile Wage
$26.36
75th Percentile Wage
$36.54
90th Percentile Wage
$47.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.44. The median hourly salary is $26.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.35.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of public relations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,820-0.95%1.95%
201555,3403.13%-
201453,610-1.66%-
201354,5001.38%-
201253,750--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Michigan ranges from $33,690 to $64,960. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $64,960. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $59,400). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$64,960
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$59,400
Lansing-East Lansing
$59,350
Niles-Benton Harbor
$58,720
Ann Arbor
$58,030
Battle Creek
$56,180
Flint
$54,400
South Bend-Mishawaka
$52,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$51,390
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$51,090
Holland-Grand Haven
$50,550
Kalamazoo-Portage
$49,580
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,190
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,510
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$41,770
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$33,690


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