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Public Relations Specialists in Indiana

Considering a career as a Public Relations Specialist in Indiana?

9.5% Jobs Projection
$47,750 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

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

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

  • Public Relations Specialists in Indiana earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Indiana?

3,850 people worked as Public Relations Specialists in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,400 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.


Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 350 annual job openings, and 3,450 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $27,770 to $82,800 with $47,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.35 to $39.81. The median hourly rate was $22.96.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.61 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

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


Top Indiana 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,310 $58,320
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,850 $50,270
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,270 $57,420
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,010 $46,870
Fort Wayne, IN 240 $48,100
Bloomington, IN 230 $52,440
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 170 $49,370
Evansville, IN-KY 160 $38,770
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 140 $50,400
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 $45,000
Muncie, IN 40 $46,290
Terre Haute, IN 30 $45,970
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 30 $37,820

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
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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