Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,930
25th Percentile Wage
$40,930
50th Percentile Wage
$52,750
75th Percentile Wage
$69,890
90th Percentile Wage
$96,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,930.

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
$52,750
3.37% 10.96%
2016
$50,970
2.14% -
2015
$49,880
0.04% -
2014
$49,860
1.10% -
2013
$49,310
4.75% -
2012
$46,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Missouri ranges from $37,780 to $66,540. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Missouri is St Joseph with a median annual salary of $66,540. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $61,140). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Joseph
$66,540
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$61,140
St Louis
$56,600
Kansas City
$56,480
Jefferson City
$53,250
Columbia
$48,710
Joplin
$47,230
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$46,410
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$45,780
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$45,350
Springfield
$45,050
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,180
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$37,780




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