|Quick Facts: Public Relations Specialists|
$62,810 per year
$30.20 per hour
|11% (Faster than average)|
Public relations specialists create and maintain a positive public image for the clients they represent.
Public relations specialists work for a variety of organizations, including schools, media buyers, and professional associations. They usually work in offices, but they also deliver speeches, attend meetings and community activities, and occasionally travel.
Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or business to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage for public relations specialists was $62,810 in May 2020.
Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 29,200 openings for public relations specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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