Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for public relations specialists in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of public relations specialists amongst Mississippi 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,210
25th Percentile Wage
$32,870
50th Percentile Wage
$38,210
75th Percentile Wage
$50,270
90th Percentile Wage
$84,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,210.

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
$38,210
0.44% 5.21%
2016
$38,040
3.76% -
2015
$36,610
0.19% -
2014
$36,540
-0.11% -
2013
$36,580
0.98% -
2012
$36,220
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Mississippi ranges from $31,270 to $55,320. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $55,320. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,970). The lowest paying area is Pascagoula with a median annual salary of $31,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$55,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$45,970
Hattiesburg
$39,910
Jackson
$37,680
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$33,440
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$32,090
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$31,880
Pascagoula
$31,270




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