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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
72,460 1.1 % $63.26 $131,570 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.89 $40.44 $55.19 $76.33 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $64,250 $84,120 $114,800 $158,760 (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 9,630 0.32 $55.26 $114,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,850 0.29 $71.55 $148,830
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,180 1.26 $79.36 $165,060
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,460 1.03 $71.00 $147,680
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,120 2.89 $63.04 $131,120

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 4,120 2.89 $63.04 $131,120
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,000 1.39 $59.28 $123,310
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,180 1.26 $79.36 $165,060
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,460 1.03 $71.00 $147,680
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 890 0.53 $53.56 $111,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 190 0.07 $87.03 $181,020
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.08 $81.11 $168,720
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 70 0.13 $80.28 $166,980
Software Publishers 490 0.12 $80.20 $166,830
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 130 0.04 $79.88 $166,150


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 8,330 0.49 0.98 $68.26 $141,990
New York 6,190 0.66 1.32 $80.45 $167,330
District of Columbia 5,390 7.56 15.10 $90.41 $188,050
Illinois 5,160 0.86 1.72 $57.37 $119,330
Massachusetts 5,090 1.42 2.84 $63.20 $131,460




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 5,390 7.56 15.10 $90.41 $188,050
Massachusetts 5,090 1.42 2.84 $63.20 $131,460
Maine 540 0.89 1.77 $42.76 $88,940
Vermont 260 0.86 1.72 $49.16 $102,260
Illinois 5,160 0.86 1.72 $57.37 $119,330




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 5,390 7.56 15.10 $90.41 $188,050
New York 6,190 0.66 1.32 $80.45 $167,330
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $78.69 $163,680
New Jersey 1,950 0.48 0.96 $78.64 $163,560
Rhode Island 370 0.77 1.54 $73.79 $153,480





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,330 2.34 4.67 $87.07 $181,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,700 0.71 1.41 $83.11 $172,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,270 0.92 1.84 $59.36 $123,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,150 1.51 3.01 $67.44 $140,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,700 0.44 0.88 $70.31 $146,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,300 0.95 1.90 $72.36 $150,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,670 0.84 1.68 $65.09 $135,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,580 0.81 1.61 $59.51 $123,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,500 0.42 0.84 $61.52 $127,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,420 0.53 1.06 $58.20 $121,060




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 2.83 5.66 $42.53 $88,460
Pocatello, ID 90 2.57 5.14 $41.63 $86,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,330 2.34 4.67 $87.07 $181,100
Ithaca, NY 100 2.05 4.10 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,150 1.51 3.01 $67.44 $140,270
Springfield, MA-CT 470 1.43 2.86 $42.61 $88,630
Bloomington, IN 90 1.25 2.49 $51.01 $106,100
Portland-South Portland, ME 250 1.22 2.44 $45.35 $94,320
Lawrence, KS 60 1.22 2.43 $39.01 $81,140
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 1.12 2.24 $42.01 $87,380