Public Relations Specialists in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Public Relations Specialist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Public Relations Specialists in California is growing faster than average.
Public Relations Specialists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in California?
In California, there were 26,820 people working as Public Relations Specialists in the year 2018.
There were 26,890 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,090 Public Relations Specialists working in it, which means California has more Public Relations Specialists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 2,980 annual job openings, and a total of 29,500 jobs for California Public Relations Specialists in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 28,200 annual jobs and 282,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Public Relations Specialists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $35,750 to $121,100 with $65,830 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.19 to $58.22. The median hourly rate was $31.65.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.67 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.02.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Public Relations Specialists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Public Relations Specialists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||9,540||$59,830|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||6,660||$72,230|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||2,420||$75,200|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||2,200||$68,240|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||1,160||$60,360|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||650||n/a|
|Santa Rosa, CA||240||$56,870|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||200||$47,200|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||190||$55,180|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||100||$64,310|
|Yuba City, CA||40||$77,730|
|El Centro, CA||30||$47,630|
Top States for Public Relations Specialists Employment
The table below shows the states where most Public Relations Specialists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||17,310||$88,670|
Below are the states where Public Relations Specialists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$88,670|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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