Public Relations Specialist Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,860
25th Percentile Wage
$40,420
50th Percentile Wage
$52,270
75th Percentile Wage
$67,540
90th Percentile Wage
$92,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for public relations specialists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.84
25th Percentile Wage
$19.43
50th Percentile Wage
$25.13
75th Percentile Wage
$32.47
90th Percentile Wage
$44.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for public relations specialists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.55. The median hourly salary is $25.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.84.

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
201652,2703.85%11.48%
201550,2604.00%-
201448,2502.63%-
201346,9801.51%-
201246,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of public relations specialists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of public relations specialists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $31,650 to $61,580. The highest paying area for public relations specialists in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $61,580. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $58,550). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$61,580
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$58,550
Appleton
$58,020
Madison
$57,890
Racine
$56,780
Green Bay
$55,040
Duluth
$54,010
Oshkosh-Neenah
$53,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$53,050
Fond du Lac
$51,920
La Crosse
$49,870
Janesville
$49,550
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,520
Sheboygan
$47,160
Eau Claire
$46,330
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$41,880
Wausau
$41,310
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,130
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,290
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$31,650



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