Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
63,970 1.1 % $59.31 $123,360 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.40 $37.84 $51.59 $73.06 $98.61
Annual Wage (2) $59,070 $78,710 $107,320 $151,970 $205,110


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 9,090 0.30 $54.85 $114,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,450 0.28 $68.43 $142,330
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,760 1.19 $76.71 $159,560
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,430 1.03 $58.13 $120,920
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,910 2.81 $54.11 $112,540

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 3,910 2.81 $54.11 $112,540
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,760 1.19 $76.71 $159,560
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,280 1.11 $51.45 $107,010
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,430 1.03 $58.13 $120,920
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 970 0.62 $48.30 $100,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $90.95 $189,170
Software Publishers 350 0.10 $78.46 $163,200
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $77.55 $161,300
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $76.79 $159,730
Other Financial Investment Activities 320 0.07 $76.78 $159,700


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 7,010 0.44 0.96 $64.13 $133,390
New York 6,040 0.66 1.46 $76.09 $158,260
District of Columbia 4,360 6.20 13.61 $78.16 $162,570
Massachusetts 4,200 1.21 2.66 $60.81 $126,490
Illinois 3,830 0.65 1.42 $54.19 $112,720




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 4,360 6.20 13.61 $78.16 $162,570
Massachusetts 4,200 1.21 2.66 $60.81 $126,490
Oregon 1,470 0.82 1.80 $43.69 $90,870
New Hampshire 470 0.73 1.60 $58.07 $120,790
Maine 420 0.70 1.54 $41.88 $87,120




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 4,360 6.20 13.61 $78.16 $162,570
New York 6,040 0.66 1.46 $76.09 $158,260
New Jersey 1,900 0.48 1.06 $74.76 $155,500
Rhode Island 260 0.54 1.19 $72.19 $150,150
Delaware 210 0.48 1.05 $71.05 $147,790





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 5,260 0.80 1.75 $82.00 $170,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,170 2.07 4.55 $78.25 $162,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,080 1.71 3.75 $63.71 $132,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.76 1.68 $56.62 $117,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.43 0.95 $63.19 $131,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,530 0.80 1.75 $55.01 $114,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.93 2.05 $56.30 $117,090
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 1.20 2.64 $72.70 $151,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.49 1.07 $56.60 $117,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,110 0.98 2.15 $45.98 $95,640




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 140 3.14 6.89 $38.10 $79,250
Corvallis, OR 70 2.22 4.87 (8) (8)
Ithaca, NY 110 2.20 4.84 $67.31 $140,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,170 2.07 4.55 $78.25 $162,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,080 1.71 3.75 $63.71 $132,510
Bloomington, IL 140 1.55 3.41 $53.95 $112,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 1.20 2.64 $72.70 $151,220
Topeka, KS 120 1.09 2.39 $60.08 $124,960
Springfield, IL 120 1.09 2.40 $42.08 $87,530
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 1.01 2.22 $50.67 $105,390