Career and Industry Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, demand for marketing, advertising, and promotions managers is expected to grow 12 percent through 2022. Demand for social media skills continues to grow, according to the job search site indeed.com. For salary information related to careers in social media, please refer to the Social Media Jobs Salary Guide published by OnwardSearch.

Quick Facts: Public Relations Specialists

2015 Median Pay

$56,770 per year 
$27.29 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2014

240,700

Job Outlook, 2014-24

6% (As fast as average)

Employment Change, 2014-24

14,900

Prospective students are also encouraged to research salary expectations at salary.com, glassdoor.com, and payscale.com. Please note that salaries vary based on experience, location, and industry. Some sites may require you to create an account.