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Public Relations Specialists in Michigan

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Public Relations Specialists in Michigan

Is Michigan a good place for you to work as a Public Relations Specialist?

9.2% Jobs Projection
$56,690 Median Salary
790 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Michigan?

There were approximately 6,280 workers employed as Public Relations Specialists in this state in 2018.

There were 5,710 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 570 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 790 annual Public Relations Specialists job openings in Michigan, and 7,870 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $32,020 to $95,810 with $56,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.4 to $46.06. The median hourly rate was $27.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.23.

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


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,690 $57,560
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,140 $61,570
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 680 $51,030
Ann Arbor, MI 400 $64,980
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 180 $48,810
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 170 $49,370
Flint, MI 140 $53,630
Midland, MI 110 n/a
Saginaw, MI 90 $29,190
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 $54,520
Muskegon, MI 60 $41,250
Jackson, MI 60 $66,080
Battle Creek, MI 50 $59,110
Monroe, MI 40 $33,000

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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