Public Relations Specialists

Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They craft media releases and develop social media programs to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals.

$59,300

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Public Relations Specialists

Currently employed

233,730

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

9%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Public Relations Specialists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $83,810

Virginia $70,990

Connecticut $67,300

California $65,880

Washington $65,670

New Jersey $64,580

Massachusetts $63,700

Nevada $63,660

Alaska $62,730

Rhode Island $62,690

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Maxxing your 401k as Public Relations Specialists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

32.0%

Per paycheck

$729.85

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,280.77
Pre Tax Retirement $729.85
Before Taxes $1,550.92
Taxes $465.28
Take Home $1,085.64

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