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Public Relations Specialists in Massachusetts

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Public Relations Specialists in Massachusetts

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8.1% Jobs Projection
$62,290 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, there were 7,040 people working as Public Relations Specialists in the year 2018.

There were 6,820 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Public Relations Specialists in MA Employment Trend

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

Public Relations Specialists in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Public Relations Specialists: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 760 annual Public Relations Specialists job openings in Massachusetts, and 7,640 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Public Relations Specialists Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $37,500 to $106,590 with $62,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.03 to $51.25. The median hourly rate was $29.95.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.62 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.67.

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

Public Relations Specialists Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,910 $64,750
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,170 $62,100
Springfield, MA-CT 520 $47,670
Worcester, MA-CT 250 $55,420
Barnstable Town, MA 190 $53,390
Pittsfield, MA 70 $47,230
New Bedford, MA 70 $55,120
Leominster-Gardner, MA 30 $58,020

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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