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Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,470
25th Percentile Wage
$33,360
50th Percentile Wage
$46,170
75th Percentile Wage
$61,120
90th Percentile Wage
$81,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,470.

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
$46,170
-0.76% 5.44%
2016
$46,520
2.64% -
2015
$45,290
2.76% -
2014
$44,040
4.36% -
2013
$42,120
-3.66% -
2012
$43,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of South Carolina ranges from $31,480 to $82,820. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in South Carolina is Florence with a median annual salary of $82,820. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $61,460). The lowest paying area is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $31,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence
$82,820
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$61,460
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$57,310
Sumter
$53,180
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,770
Columbia
$50,320
Spartanburg
$48,610
Anderson
$42,090
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$40,380
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,410
Augusta-Richmond County
$37,730
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,170
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,030
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$31,480




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