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 amongst Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,890
25th Percentile Wage
$41,160
50th Percentile Wage
$56,280
75th Percentile Wage
$77,020
90th Percentile Wage
$104,420

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 $104,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.37
25th Percentile Wage
$19.79
50th Percentile Wage
$27.06
75th Percentile Wage
$37.03
90th Percentile Wage
$50.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.20. The median hourly salary is $27.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.37.

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
201656,2802.36%6.93%
201554,9504.09%-
201452,7002.71%-
201351,270-2.17%-
201252,380--

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 $35,220 to $60,280. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $60,280. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $59,570). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $35,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$60,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$59,570
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$59,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$57,190
Fort Worth-Arlington
$57,000
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$56,910
Sherman-Denison
$56,130
College Station-Bryan
$55,380
Midland
$53,450
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,820
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$52,660
San Angelo
$51,180
El Paso
$48,980
Victoria
$48,650
Corpus Christi
$48,530
Amarillo
$48,430
Texarkana-Texarkana
$48,010
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,540
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$45,200
Lubbock
$44,680
Laredo
$44,570
Abilene
$44,370
Wichita Falls
$44,320
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,570
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,950
Waco
$42,630
Odessa
$42,500
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,680
Longview
$41,100
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,050
Tyler
$40,380
Brownsville-Harlingen
$36,110
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$35,220



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