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Public Relations Specialists in Oregon

Want to work in Oregon as a Public Relations Specialist? Read this first!

13.8% Jobs Projection
$61,550 Median Salary
300 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Oregon?

In 2018, there were 3,210 Public Relations Specialists working in the state.

There were 3,080 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

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

Public Relations Specialists in OR Employment Trend

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

Public Relations Specialists in OR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Public Relations Specialists: Nation vs. OR

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 300 annual job openings, and 2,960 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $34,430 to $101,110 with $61,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.55 to $48.61. The median hourly rate was $29.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.90.

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

Public Relations Specialists Earnings: OR vs. National Average

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,450 $63,910
Salem, OR 260 $74,490
Eugene, OR 150 $55,700
Corvallis, OR 140 $59,890
Bend-Redmond, OR 120 $39,290
Medford, OR 60 $47,630
Albany, OR 30 $58,210

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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