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Salary, Wages, Pay: Public Relations Specialists




Median annual earnings for salaried public relations specialists were $43,830 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,970 and $59,360; the lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,750, and the top 10 percent earned more than $81,120. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of public relations specialists in May 2004 were:

Advertising and related services $50,450
Management of companies and enterprises 47,330
Business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations 45,400
Local government 44,550
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 39,610