Communications Specialists


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Communications Specialists

Communications Specialists - Wages & Trends

Pay varies with the worker's education, job duties, and the industry of the employer.

Most employers provide full-time public relations specialists with benefits. Benefits may include health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and a retirement plan. Specialists may receive bonuses for their own, or the company's, success.

Public relations specialists (SOC 27-3031)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $22.18 $28.15 $37.13
Yearly $46,126 $58,560 $77,222
    Champaign Area Hourly $21.08 $25.41 $30.37
Yearly $43,839 $52,863 $63,167
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $17.33 $24.57 $29.52
Yearly $36,037 $51,106 $61,412
    Cook County Hourly $22.59 $28.45 $37.32
Yearly $46,992 $59,169 $77,617
    Decatur Area Hourly $15.62 $18.96 $27.11
Yearly $32,495 $39,431 $56,385
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $22.20 $27.52 $35.36
Yearly $46,170 $57,246 $73,550
    Du Page County Hourly $24.77 $30.07 $39.40
Yearly $51,525 $62,552 $81,950
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $21.46 $23.46 $27.72
Yearly $44,640 $48,803 $57,655
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $21.36 $26.11 $31.45
Yearly $44,425 $54,313 $65,412
    Lake County Hourly $23.01 $30.20 $42.10
Yearly $47,871 $62,820 $87,564
    McHenry County Hourly $9.32 $9.40 $23.66
Yearly $19,396 $19,551 $49,223
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $19.69 $22.74 $27.72
Yearly $40,965 $47,292 $57,658
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $30.08 $34.49 $38.66
Yearly $62,565 $71,742 $80,415
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $23.14 $34.00 $49.31
Yearly $48,132 $70,721 $102,570
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $14.70 $20.01 $22.97
Yearly $30,574 $41,623 $47,781
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $24.95 $38.17 $49.77
Yearly $51,896 $79,400 $103,513
    Rockford Area Hourly $17.73 $22.56 $29.24
Yearly $36,872 $46,935 $60,812
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $13.77 $19.79 $28.18
Yearly $28,649 $41,157 $58,607
    Springfield Area Hourly $20.04 $27.33 $37.38
Yearly $41,680 $56,854 $77,744
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $22.97 $29.17 $43.66
Yearly $47,781 $60,673 $90,816
    Will County Hourly $22.06 $25.06 $28.51
Yearly $45,886 $52,123 $59,308
United States Hourly $22.42 $30.20 $41.05
Yearly $46,630 $62,810 $85,380

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.