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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 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,770
25th Percentile Wage
$45,510
50th Percentile Wage
$57,600
75th Percentile Wage
$75,550
90th Percentile Wage
$100,990

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 $100,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,770.

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
$57,600
3.23% 12.00%
2016
$55,740
6.60% -
2015
$52,060
4.46% -
2014
$49,740
-0.97% -
2013
$50,220
-0.94% -
2012
$50,690
- -

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 $44,780 to $61,990. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $61,990. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $58,980). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$61,990
Raleigh-Cary
$58,980
Durham-Chapel Hill
$57,570
Winston-Salem
$56,640
Wilmington
$54,280
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,930
Burlington
$52,390
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,790
Asheville
$49,950
Goldsboro
$48,590
Greensboro-High Point
$47,920
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,890
Greenville
$46,040
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$45,890
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,780




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