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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

11-2032 Public Relations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client.


National estimates for Public Relations Managers
Industry profile for Public Relations Managers
Geographic profile for Public Relations Managers

National estimates for Public Relations Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Public Relations Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
59,850 2.2 % $ 66.35 $ 138,000 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Public Relations Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 31.73 $ 45.51 $ 60.47 $ 79.24 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 66,000 $ 94,660 $ 125,780 $ 164,830 (5)


Industry profile for Public Relations Managers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Public Relations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,630 1.75 $ 72.11 $ 149,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,510 0.26 $ 79.43 $ 165,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,730 0.16 $ 53.73 $ 111,750
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,620 1.13 $ 66.93 $ 139,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,820 0.05 $ 53.83 $ 111,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Public Relations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 7,630 1.75 $ 72.11 $ 149,990
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,780 1.27 $ 60.04 $ 124,870
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,620 1.13 $ 66.93 $ 139,220
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,000 0.90 $ 58.60 $ 121,880
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 210 0.44 $ 93.36 $ 194,180

Top paying industries for Public Relations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $ 109.66 $ 228,080
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.10 $ 108.73 $ 226,160
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 210 0.44 $ 93.36 $ 194,180
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 $ 92.52 $ 192,440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 60 0.01 $ 91.38 $ 190,070


Geographic profile for Public Relations Managers:

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



Map of employment of public relations managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Public Relations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,490 0.45 1.07 $ 68.61 $ 142,720
District of Columbia 5,900 8.91 20.99 $ 89.84 $ 186,860
New York 5,450 0.63 1.48 $ 77.27 $ 160,720
Texas 4,650 0.38 0.90 $ 59.08 $ 122,880
Massachusetts 3,060 0.90 2.12 $ 71.95 $ 149,650


Map of location quotient of public relations managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Public Relations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 5,900 8.91 20.99 $ 89.84 $ 186,860
Vermont 320 1.13 2.65 $ 38.94 $ 81,000
Massachusetts 3,060 0.90 2.12 $ 71.95 $ 149,650
Alaska 260 0.88 2.08 $ 51.87 $ 107,900
New York 5,450 0.63 1.48 $ 77.27 $ 160,720


Map of annual mean wages of public relations managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Public Relations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 5,900 8.91 20.99 $ 89.84 $ 186,860
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $ 81.67 $ 169,870
New York 5,450 0.63 1.48 $ 77.27 $ 160,720
Rhode Island 140 0.30 0.70 $ 76.50 $ 159,130
New Jersey 1,570 0.41 0.96 $ 75.68 $ 157,410



Map of employment of public relations managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Public Relations Managers:

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 8,310 2.83 6.67 $ 87.93 $ 182,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,980 0.69 1.62 $ 79.31 $ 164,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,650 0.46 1.09 $ 66.40 $ 138,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,520 0.98 2.30 $ 75.64 $ 157,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,470 0.58 1.37 $ 64.17 $ 133,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,820 0.81 1.91 $ 74.82 $ 155,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,510 0.42 0.99 $ 62.35 $ 129,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,270 0.49 1.16 $ 60.98 $ 126,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,230 0.67 1.59 $ 65.37 $ 135,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,050 0.36 0.85 $ 61.62 $ 128,180


Map of location quotient of public relations managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Public Relations Managers:

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 8,310 2.83 6.67 $ 87.93 $ 182,890
Bloomington, IN 180 2.62 6.17 $ 55.21 $ 114,850
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 1.14 2.68 $ 61.16 $ 127,210
Anchorage, AK 180 1.11 2.62 $ 53.21 $ 110,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,520 0.98 2.30 $ 75.64 $ 157,330
Trenton, NJ 200 0.87 2.04 $ 66.65 $ 138,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,820 0.81 1.91 $ 74.82 $ 155,630
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 300 0.81 1.91 $ 65.65 $ 136,540
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.70 1.66 $ 61.39 $ 127,690
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.70 1.65 $ 47.77 $ 99,360


Map of annual mean wages of public relations managers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Public Relations Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 660 0.62 1.45 $ 88.18 $ 183,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,310 2.83 6.67 $ 87.93 $ 182,890
Boulder, CO 110 0.62 1.46 $ 83.77 $ 174,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,980 0.69 1.62 $ 79.31 $ 164,970
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 30 0.31 0.73 $ 75.70 $ 157,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,520 0.98 2.30 $ 75.64 $ 157,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,820 0.81 1.91 $ 74.82 $ 155,630
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.27 0.65 $ 74.41 $ 154,760
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.28 0.67 $ 74.20 $ 154,330
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 530 0.36 0.85 $ 74.17 $ 154,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Public Relations Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.24 2.92 $ 59.28 $ 123,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.34 $ 59.67 $ 124,100
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 2.50 $ 37.06 $ 77,090
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 0.74 $ 45.82 $ 95,300
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 1.46 $ 48.01 $ 99,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Public Relations Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.24 2.92 $ 59.28 $ 123,300
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 2.50 $ 37.06 $ 77,090
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 1.46 $ 48.01 $ 99,870
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.34 $ 59.67 $ 124,100
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 1.34 $ 40.82 $ 84,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Public Relations Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.34 $ 59.67 $ 124,100
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.31 $ 59.51 $ 123,780
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.48 $ 59.41 $ 123,560
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.24 2.92 $ 59.28 $ 123,300
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.23 $ 57.57 $ 119,750


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022