Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-3031 Public Relations Specialists



Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 27037$26.23/hr$17.52/hr$21.03/hr$25.20/hr$31.11/hr$37.03/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$36.95/hr
Construction20$24.58/hr
Manufacturing170$32.81/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities240$29.06/hr
Information160$34.16/hr
Financial Activities630$31.54/hr
Professional and Business Services1,230$29.60/hr
Education and Health Services1,360$27.15/hr
Leisure and Hospitality200$23.91/hr
Other Services860$25.70/hr
Public Administration460$31.91/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$23.72/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$27.71/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$23.81/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$23.52/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$25.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$20.80/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$22.43/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 120$25.51/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$25.71/hr4.2%
Southeast Minnesota 170$26.29/hr2.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$28.68/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$27.54/hr8.3%
Northwest Balance of State 210$26.05/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$25.32/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$25.20/hr5.7%
Central Minnesota 290$20.97/hr5.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,330$29.54/hr10.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,480$29.30/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,360$28.69/hr8.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Public Relations Managers 1,880$51.31/hr8.9%
Advertising and Promotions Managers 490$57.82/hr7.3%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 100$21.54/hrN/A
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 14,850$33.16/hr20.1%
Writers and Authors 1,090$30.27/hr6.2%
Marketing Managers 8,390$64.19/hr8.3%
Fundraisers 1,740$27.83/hr11.0%
Producers and Directors 1,420$32.17/hr8.8%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150$74,347.31/yr4.4%
Editors 2,700$26.49/hr-5.7%


  • Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.
  • Confer with other managers to identify trends or key group interests or concerns or to provide advice on business decisions.
  • Update and maintain content posted on the Web.
  • Coach client representatives in effective communication with the public or with employees.
  • Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.
  • Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.
  • Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.
  • Prepare or edit organizational publications, such as employee newsletters or stockholders' reports, for internal or external audiences.
  • Confer with production or support personnel to produce or coordinate production of advertisements or promotions.
  • Prepare or edit organizational publications, such as employee newsletters or stockholders' reports, for internal or external audiences.