Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,550
25th Percentile Wage
$42,090
50th Percentile Wage
$56,430
75th Percentile Wage
$76,760
90th Percentile Wage
$104,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,550.

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
$56,430
0.27% 7.18%
2016
$56,280
2.36% -
2015
$54,950
4.09% -
2014
$52,700
2.71% -
2013
$51,270
-2.17% -
2012
$52,380
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Texas ranges from $36,130 to $59,990. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $59,990. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Sherman-Denison (mean annual salary $59,410). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $36,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$59,990
Sherman-Denison
$59,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$59,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,970
Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,080
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$57,470
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$57,040
Midland
$53,860
College Station-Bryan
$53,830
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,830
Texarkana-Texarkana
$52,520
Waco
$51,990
Corpus Christi
$51,370
San Angelo
$50,920
Amarillo
$50,520
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$50,190
El Paso
$49,180
Victoria
$48,810
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,940
Odessa
$46,340
Longview
$45,960
Laredo
$45,670
Abilene
$44,520
Tyler
$44,460
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,460
Lubbock
$43,680
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$42,120
Wichita Falls
$41,050
Brownsville-Harlingen
$40,780
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$40,450
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,660
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,450
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$36,130




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