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Public Relations Specialists in Texas

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Public Relations Specialists in Texas

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

17.7% Jobs Projection
$54,690 Median Salary
3,670 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in Texas?

There were approximately 28,360 workers employed as Public Relations Specialists in this state in 2018.

There were 27,780 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 580 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Public Relations Specialists in TX Employment Trend

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

Public Relations Specialists in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Public Relations Specialists: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 3,670 annual Public Relations Specialists job openings in Texas, and 35,430 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $29,680 to $97,130 with $54,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.27 to $46.7. The median hourly rate was $26.29.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.13 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.84.

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

Public Relations Specialists Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,710 $55,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,370 $58,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,160 $56,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,510 $55,580
El Paso, TX 530 $43,710
College Station-Bryan, TX 430 $53,080
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 410 $40,020
Corpus Christi, TX 330 $55,590
Lubbock, TX 290 $45,270
Waco, TX 270 $54,080
Killeen-Temple, TX 260 $45,080
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 220 $49,990
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 210 $50,600
Longview, TX 200 $46,840
Amarillo, TX 180 $50,600
Tyler, TX 150 $48,000
Midland, TX 140 $52,860
Abilene, TX 130 $46,130
Laredo, TX 120 $48,590
Odessa, TX 90 $51,540
Wichita Falls, TX 80 $46,480
Victoria, TX 60 $48,850
Texarkana, TX-AR 60 $53,550
San Angelo, TX 50 $52,430
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 $57,120

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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