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 amongst Virginia 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,000
25th Percentile Wage
$51,730
50th Percentile Wage
$70,990
75th Percentile Wage
$95,450
90th Percentile Wage
$126,940

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 $126,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,000.

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
$70,990
5.45% 15.78%
2016
$67,120
0.89% -
2015
$66,520
5.74% -
2014
$62,700
-2.93% -
2013
$64,540
7.36% -
2012
$59,790
- -

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 $64,190. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $64,190. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $63,280). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $36,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$64,190
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$63,280
Richmond
$62,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$61,560
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,970
Roanoke
$48,640
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$48,140
Harrisonburg
$46,640
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,270
Lynchburg
$43,550
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,640
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$37,750
Danville
$36,120




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