|Quick Facts: Public Relations Specialists|
$62,810 per year
$30.20 per hour
|7% (Faster than average)|
Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent.
Public relations specialists usually work in offices. Some attend community activities or events. Long workdays are common, as is overtime.
Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.
The median annual wage for public relations specialists was $62,810 in May 2020.
Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for organizations to maintain their public image will continue to drive employment growth. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at advertising and public relations firms and organizations with large media exposure.
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