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Public Relations Specialists in North Carolina

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Public Relations Specialists in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Public Relations Specialist in North Carolina?

13.7% Jobs Projection
$59,210 Median Salary
620 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 4,750 people working as Public Relations Specialists in the year 2018.

There were 4,620 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 620 annual job openings, and a total of 6,040 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $36,950 to $98,390 with $59,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.76 to $47.3. The median hourly rate was $28.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.69 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.78.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Raleigh, NC 1,290 $62,590
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,250 $61,940
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 860 $59,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 850 $61,230
Winston-Salem, NC 220 $58,000
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 $53,290
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 200 $37,260
Asheville, NC 150 $47,010
Wilmington, NC 130 $60,880
Fayetteville, NC 90 $62,020
Greenville, NC 70 $47,980
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 50 $47,060

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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