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Public Relations Specialists in Colorado

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Public Relations Specialists in Colorado

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19.7% Jobs Projection
$59,990 Median Salary
710 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Public Relations Specialists in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Public Relations Specialists in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Colorado?

There were approximately 5,180 workers employed as Public Relations Specialists in this state in 2018.

There were 4,700 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 480 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,090 Public Relations Specialists working in it, which means Colorado has more Public Relations Specialists than average.


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 19.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 710 annual job openings, and 6,560 total jobs in 2026 for Public Relations Specialists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 28,200 annual jobs and 282,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Public Relations Specialists Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $32,450 to $111,600 with $59,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.6 to $53.66. The median hourly rate was $28.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.29 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.55.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,330 $63,470
Colorado Springs, CO 480 $55,720
Boulder, CO 390 $51,330
Fort Collins, CO 320 $53,710
Greeley, CO 120 $64,600
Grand Junction, CO 50 $48,990
Pueblo, CO 50 $51,800

Top States for Public Relations Specialists Employment

View the list below to see where most Public Relations Specialists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 28,360 $54,690
California 26,820 $65,830
New York 24,510 $64,650
District of Columbia 17,310 $88,670
Florida 12,050 $54,700
Pennsylvania 8,390 $56,580
Illinois 7,360 $58,700
Massachusetts 7,040 $62,290
Virginia 6,920 $71,280
Ohio 6,710 $58,890
Michigan 6,280 $56,690
Washington 5,770 $67,170
Minnesota 5,360 $58,650
Colorado 5,180 $59,990
Georgia 4,920 $56,700
Missouri 4,860 $54,580
North Carolina 4,750 $59,210
Wisconsin 3,860 $56,180
Indiana 3,850 $47,750
New Jersey 3,850 $69,520

Below are the states where Public Relations Specialists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $88,670
Virginia $71,280
New Jersey $69,520
Connecticut $67,520
Alaska $67,430
Washington $67,170
California $65,830
New York $64,650
Nevada $63,950
Maryland $62,530


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