Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,370
25th Percentile Wage
$41,920
50th Percentile Wage
$55,960
75th Percentile Wage
$74,080
90th Percentile Wage
$96,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,370.

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
$55,960
2.31% 3.98%
2016
$54,670
2.80% -
2015
$53,140
-1.69% -
2014
$54,040
-0.41% -
2013
$54,260
0.98% -
2012
$53,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $39,130 to $62,160. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Pennsylvania is Lebanon with a median annual salary of $62,160. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $62,110). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $39,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lebanon
$62,160
Newark-Union
$62,110
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$62,020
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$60,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$59,810
Philadelphia
$58,880
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$53,950
Williamsport
$53,020
Pittsburgh
$52,650
State College
$50,470
Erie
$49,280
York-Hanover
$48,760
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,260
Altoona
$46,580
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,540
Lancaster
$45,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,430
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,060
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$43,800
Johnstown
$40,460
Reading
$39,130




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