Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
67,300 1.1 % $61.39 $127,690 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.39 $39.19 $53.50 $74.92 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $61,130 $81,510 $111,280 $155,830 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,360 0.31 $55.56 $115,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,360 0.27 $70.28 $146,190
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,660 1.14 $78.69 $163,670
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,490 1.03 $62.97 $130,980
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,000 2.81 $58.64 $121,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,000 2.81 $58.64 $121,970
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,470 1.16 $55.13 $114,680
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,660 1.14 $78.69 $163,670
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,490 1.03 $62.97 $130,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 930 0.58 $51.33 $106,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $108.58 $225,840
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.02 $84.71 $176,190
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 100 0.03 $84.06 $174,850
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.09 $80.25 $166,930
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,660 1.14 $78.69 $163,670


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,620 0.46 0.97 $67.36 $140,100
New York 6,100 0.66 1.40 $79.20 $164,740
Massachusetts 4,840 1.37 2.90 $62.56 $130,130
Illinois 4,580 0.77 1.64 $55.37 $115,180
District of Columbia 4,460 6.30 13.34 $82.09 $170,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 4,460 6.30 13.34 $82.09 $170,750
Massachusetts 4,840 1.37 2.90 $62.56 $130,130
Maine 470 0.79 1.67 $42.49 $88,380
Oregon 1,430 0.78 1.65 $44.33 $92,210
Illinois 4,580 0.77 1.64 $55.37 $115,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 4,460 6.30 13.34 $82.09 $170,750
New York 6,100 0.66 1.40 $79.20 $164,740
New Jersey 1,830 0.46 0.97 $77.82 $161,860
Rhode Island 320 0.67 1.41 $76.31 $158,730
Virginia 1,310 0.35 0.73 $72.19 $150,150



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,340 0.80 1.69 $84.33 $175,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,310 2.11 4.47 $81.59 $169,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,320 0.91 1.92 $58.01 $120,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,270 1.78 3.77 $68.66 $142,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.44 0.93 $67.88 $141,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,510 0.78 1.65 $59.89 $124,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.87 1.85 $59.70 $124,170
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.22 2.59 $72.39 $150,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,320 0.51 1.07 $60.94 $126,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.44 0.94 $66.71 $138,750


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ames, IA 120 2.80 5.94 $39.81 $82,800
Pocatello, ID 90 2.58 5.46 $40.55 $84,350
Ithaca, NY 110 2.29 4.85 $66.67 $138,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,310 2.11 4.47 $81.59 $169,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,270 1.78 3.77 $68.66 $142,810
Springfield, MA-CT 450 1.38 2.93 $43.02 $89,490
Corvallis, OR 40 1.23 2.60 $44.99 $93,570
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.22 2.59 $72.39 $150,580
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.21 2.56 $40.64 $84,530
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 200 1.17 2.49 $66.47 $138,260


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.59 1.24 $84.51 $175,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,340 0.80 1.69 $84.33 $175,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,310 2.11 4.47 $81.59 $169,700
Boulder, CO 90 0.51 1.08 $78.30 $162,870
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.55 1.16 $76.14 $158,380
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 110 0.45 0.95 $73.68 $153,250
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 350 0.61 1.30 $72.94 $151,720
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.22 2.59 $72.39 $150,580
Winston-Salem, NC 130 0.49 1.05 $72.07 $149,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 500 0.52 1.10 $71.73 $149,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.86 1.83 $38.44 $79,960
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.45 $43.84 $91,180
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 3.54 $65.56 $136,360
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 0.81 $40.29 $83,810
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 0.99 $36.29 $75,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 3.54 $65.56 $136,360
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.61 3.41 $51.95 $108,050
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.45 $43.84 $91,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.86 1.83 $38.44 $79,960
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 1.69 $48.68 $101,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 3.54 $65.56 $136,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.42 $63.84 $132,780
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 0.90 $63.29 $131,640
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.36 $56.78 $118,100
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.30 $56.02 $116,530


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018