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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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Public Relations Specialists in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,960
25th Percentile Wage
$34,040
50th Percentile Wage
$46,520
75th Percentile Wage
$60,980
90th Percentile Wage
$79,400

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 $79,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.96
25th Percentile Wage
$16.36
50th Percentile Wage
$22.37
75th Percentile Wage
$29.32
90th Percentile Wage
$38.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.18. The median hourly salary is $22.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.96.

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
201646,5202.64%6.15%
201545,2902.76%-
201444,0404.36%-
201342,120-3.66%-
201243,660--

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 $31,760 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 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $57,650). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence
$82,820
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$57,650
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$57,480
Sumter
$53,180
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,770
Columbia
$48,960
Spartanburg
$48,750
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$44,490
Augusta-Richmond County
$39,260
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,260
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,030
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$32,230
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$31,760


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