Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,300
25th Percentile Wage
$48,730
50th Percentile Wage
$67,120
75th Percentile Wage
$94,360
90th Percentile Wage
$127,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.93
25th Percentile Wage
$23.43
50th Percentile Wage
$32.27
75th Percentile Wage
$45.37
90th Percentile Wage
$61.08

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.08. The median hourly salary is $32.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.93.

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
201667,1200.89%10.92%
201566,5205.74%-
201462,700-2.93%-
201364,5407.36%-
201259,790--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Virginia ranges from $36,120 to $60,600. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $60,600. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $59,430). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $36,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$60,600
Richmond
$59,430
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$59,230
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,130
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$56,790
Harrisonburg
$50,270
Roanoke
$50,230
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$45,600
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$40,930
Lynchburg
$40,630
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,640
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$38,190
Danville
$36,120


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