Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

11-2031 Public Relations Managers

Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employer or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
62,640 1.9 % $33.59 $69,870 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.84 $21.35 $29.15 $41.15 $56.63
Annual Wage (2) $32,960 $44,410 $60,640 $85,590 $117,780

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 5,180 $29.00 $60,320 1 97
Professional and similar organizations 4,460 $30.07 $62,560 2 91
Advertising and related services 4,100 $44.33 $92,200 3 22
Local government (OES designation) 3,190 $27.99 $58,220 4 106
Management of companies and enterprises 3,120 $41.06 $85,400 5 45

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 70 $59.73 $124,240 97 1
Resin, rubber, and artificial fibers mfg. 40 $59.33 $123,410 133 2
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 180 $59.04 $122,800 62 3
Oil and gas extraction 150 $58.59 $121,870 69 4
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 50 $51.60 $107,320 113 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 2,280 $38.36 $79,790 0.383% 30
Massachusetts 3,000 $34.05 $70,820 0.094% 61
Maryland 1,860 $30.88 $64,230 0.077% 72
New York 6,270 $44.75 $93,090 0.076% 32
New Hampshire 410 $31.36 $65,220 0.068% 42

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 6,270 $44.75 $93,090 0.076% 32
New Jersey 1,370 $42.57 $88,540 0.036% 32
Rhode Island 140 $40.76 $84,790 0.030% 22
Washington 780 $38.59 $80,270 0.030% 30
District of Columbia 2,280 $38.36 $79,790 0.383% 30

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tallahassee, FL MSA 290 $44.16 $91,850 0.186%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 3,930 $37.98 $79,000 0.147%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 2,380 $34.86 $72,510 0.125%
Santa Fe, NM MSA 80 $33.37 $69,420 0.110%
New York, NY PMSA 4,290 $47.84 $99,510 0.107%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 360 $50.84 $105,740 0.071%
New York, NY PMSA 4,290 $47.84 $99,510 0.107%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 100 $46.07 $95,820 0.048%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 170 $45.49 $94,610 0.107%
San Jose, CA PMSA 590 $45.11 $93,820 0.066%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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