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Public Relations Specialists in West Virginia

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Public Relations Specialists in West Virginia

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4.1% Jobs Projection
$53,900 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Public Relations Specialists in West Virginia is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Public Relations Specialists Work in West Virginia?

310 people worked as Public Relations Specialists in 2018 in this state.

There were 350 Public Relations Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Public Relations Specialists in WV Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,090 Public Relations Specialists working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Public Relations Specialists than average.

Public Relations Specialists in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Public Relations Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Public Relations Specialists: Nation vs. WV

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 150 annual job openings, and 1,530 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 West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Public Relations Specialists ranged from $32,730 to $98,020 with $53,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.74 to $47.13. The median hourly rate was $25.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.63 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Public Relations Specialists Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 22,460 $85,640
Charleston, WV 160 $47,140
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 50 $56,330
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 $44,150
Winchester, VA-WV 40 $64,050
Morgantown, WV 40 $56,820
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 $65,480

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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