Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
54,490 1.8 % $37.00 $76,960 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.32 $23.53 $32.60 $45.30 $63.35
Annual Wage (2) $36,020 $48,950 $67,810 $94,220 $131,760

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges and universities 4,550 $32.96 $68,560
Advertising and related services 4,280 $49.09 $102,100
Professional and similar organizations 3,520 $34.04 $70,810
Local government (OES designation) 2,950 $30.43 $63,300
Grantmaking and giving services 2,950 $31.23 $64,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 110 $61.09 $127,060
ISPs and web search portals (7) $60.55 $125,950
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 300 $58.62 $121,940
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 100 $57.89 $120,410
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 30 $57.55 $119,690

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
District of Columbia 2,100 $40.29 $83,790 0.353%
New York 6,660 $49.01 $101,950 0.081%
Massachusetts 2,400 $38.68 $80,450 0.077%
Maryland 1,790 $33.59 $69,860 0.073%
Idaho 410 $24.59 $51,150 0.073%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 6,660 $49.01 $101,950 0.081%
Rhode Island 90 $46.23 $96,160 0.019%
New Jersey 1,200 $45.88 $95,420 0.031%
Connecticut 700 $45.39 $94,410 0.043%
California 6,210 $43.77 $91,050 0.043%

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
Santa Fe, NM MSA 120 $64.55 $134,250 0.157%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 3,380 $39.69 $82,560 0.125%
New York, NY PMSA 4,870 $52.84 $109,910 0.123%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 180 $40.55 $84,340 0.119%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 160 $50.68 $105,410 0.104%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Fe, NM MSA 120 $64.55 $134,250 0.157%
Orange County, CA PMSA 680 $53.35 $110,980 0.047%
New York, NY PMSA 4,870 $52.84 $109,910 0.123%
San Jose, CA PMSA 700 $51.66 $107,460 0.082%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 160 $50.68 $105,410 0.104%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Management Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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