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 amongst Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,650
25th Percentile Wage
$39,690
50th Percentile Wage
$53,900
75th Percentile Wage
$72,330
90th Percentile Wage
$94,950

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 $94,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,650.

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
$53,900
5.81% 17.48%
2016
$50,770
-0.22% -
2015
$50,880
2.79% -
2014
$49,460
8.71% -
2013
$45,150
1.48% -
2012
$44,480
- -

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 $62,230. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $62,230. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $55,070). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $29,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$62,230
Jackson
$55,070
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,920
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$52,800
Chattanooga
$52,250
Clarksville
$52,240
Johnson City
$51,050
Knoxville
$50,890
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$40,730
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,690
Morristown
$29,070




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