Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,220
25th Percentile Wage
$37,690
50th Percentile Wage
$50,770
75th Percentile Wage
$65,920
90th Percentile Wage
$87,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.57
25th Percentile Wage
$18.12
50th Percentile Wage
$24.41
75th Percentile Wage
$31.69
90th Percentile Wage
$42.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.17. The median hourly salary is $24.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.57.

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
201650,770-0.22%12.39%
201550,8802.79%-
201449,4608.71%-
201345,1501.48%-
201244,480--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Tennessee ranges from $29,070 to $56,160. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $56,160. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $55,950). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $29,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$56,160
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,950
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,920
Clarksville
$52,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$51,760
Johnson City
$51,050
Chattanooga
$50,470
Knoxville
$46,640
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,190
Jackson
$41,310
Morristown
$29,070



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