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Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,420
25th Percentile Wage
$43,840
50th Percentile Wage
$55,740
75th Percentile Wage
$74,060
90th Percentile Wage
$99,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,420.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.03
25th Percentile Wage
$21.08
50th Percentile Wage
$26.80
75th Percentile Wage
$35.61
90th Percentile Wage
$47.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.72. The median hourly salary is $26.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.03.

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
201655,7406.60%9.06%
201552,0604.46%-
201449,740-0.97%-
201350,220-0.94%-
201250,690--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of North Carolina ranges from $43,410 to $60,320. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $60,320. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $58,480). The lowest paying area is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $43,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$60,320
Durham-Chapel Hill
$58,480
Raleigh-Cary
$58,000
Wilmington
$53,180
Winston-Salem
$53,010
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,620
Goldsboro
$48,590
Greensboro-High Point
$47,920
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,210
Asheville
$47,050
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,800
Greenville
$43,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$43,410


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