Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,070
25th Percentile Wage
$42,580
50th Percentile Wage
$60,320
75th Percentile Wage
$85,350
90th Percentile Wage
$117,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.42
25th Percentile Wage
$20.47
50th Percentile Wage
$29.00
75th Percentile Wage
$41.03
90th Percentile Wage
$56.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.39. The median hourly salary is $29.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.42.

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
201660,320-1.39%2.47%
201561,1602.06%-
201459,9001.79%-
201358,8300.00%-
201258,830--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of New York ranges from $38,460 to $67,320. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $67,320. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $63,380). The lowest paying area is Central New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$67,320
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$63,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$62,850
Ithaca
$58,480
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$57,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$50,660
Rochester
$50,440
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$48,940
Elmira
$48,190
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,110
Syracuse
$46,950
Binghamton
$44,730
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$44,180
Kingston
$42,240
Utica-Rome
$39,570
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$38,460


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