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 amongst Missouri cities 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,290
25th Percentile Wage
$39,670
50th Percentile Wage
$50,970
75th Percentile Wage
$66,840
90th Percentile Wage
$96,750

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 $96,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.56
25th Percentile Wage
$19.07
50th Percentile Wage
$24.51
75th Percentile Wage
$32.13
90th Percentile Wage
$46.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.51. The median hourly salary is $24.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.56.

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
201650,9702.14%7.85%
201549,8800.04%-
201449,8601.10%-
201349,3104.75%-
201246,970--

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 $34,450 to $55,770. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $55,770. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $55,100). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$55,770
St Louis
$55,100
Jefferson City
$53,110
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$51,560
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$49,100
Joplin
$47,720
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$46,210
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$45,370
St Joseph
$43,430
Columbia
$43,090
Springfield
$41,730
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$38,260
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,450



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