Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,930
25th Percentile Wage
$44,600
50th Percentile Wage
$56,750
75th Percentile Wage
$71,410
90th Percentile Wage
$88,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.28
25th Percentile Wage
$21.44
50th Percentile Wage
$27.28
75th Percentile Wage
$34.33
90th Percentile Wage
$42.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.40. The median hourly salary is $27.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.28.

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
201656,7501.23%1.85%
201556,0500.57%-
201455,730-0.93%-
201356,2500.98%-
201255,700--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Minnesota ranges from $46,020 to $50,410. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $50,410. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $49,600). The lowest paying area is Rochester with a median annual salary of $46,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$50,410
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$49,600
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$48,480
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$47,220
Rochester
$46,020


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