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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,940
25th Percentile Wage
$41,390
50th Percentile Wage
$56,220
75th Percentile Wage
$75,860
90th Percentile Wage
$98,970

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 $98,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,940.

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
$56,220
2.49% 4.39%
2016
$54,820
-0.95% -
2015
$55,340
3.13% -
2014
$53,610
-1.66% -
2013
$54,500
1.38% -
2012
$53,750
- -

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 $77,850. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Michigan is Battle Creek with a median annual salary of $77,850. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $64,980). 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
Battle Creek
$77,850
Lansing-East Lansing
$64,980
Niles-Benton Harbor
$63,800
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$60,300
Ann Arbor
$59,730
Jackson
$59,580
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$56,950
Flint
$54,440
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$51,390
Holland-Grand Haven
$50,550
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$50,090
South Bend-Mishawaka
$48,980
Kalamazoo-Portage
$48,460
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$47,650
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,260
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,680
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$43,470
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$39,370
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$33,690




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