Public Relations Schools
In Washington DC

In Washington, there are 3 public relations schools where public relations faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public relations in the city of Washington, which encompasses public relations training at the following levels:

  • Public Relations Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations
  • Masters degree in Public Relations


Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Public Relations Employment

Washington DC 4,210
Washington DC 3,130

Exactly 4,210 of Washington DC's 3,130 public relations professionals work in Washington. There has been a 145% growth in the number of public relations professionals in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for public relations professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Public Relations employment growth

1,140 1,370 1,830 2,340 3,130
1,720 2,040 2,490 3,270 4,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Public Relations VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$130,490 $136,260 $141,480 $138,120 $128,120
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

Salaries for public relations professionals in Washington have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $128,120 per year was earned by public relations professionals in Washington. Four years earlier in 2006, public relations professionals in Washington made an average salary of $130,490 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$56,560
25th percentile
$84,060
50th percentile
$119,870
75th percentile
$158,790
90th percentile
$197,710

Public relations professionals in Washington earn a median salary of $119,870 per year. The difference in pay between the public relations professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 250%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $56,560 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $197,710 per year.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Communications
$60,061
Fashion Marketing
$84,945
Advertising
$90,990
Political Science
$97,980
Business Administration
$108,460
Marketing
$111,363
Business Management
$124,401
Public Relations
$128,120

On average public relations professional salaries in Washington are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Relations schools in Washington DC

3

There are 3 accredited public relations schools in the city. Many of Washington's public relations professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Public Relations Programs Offered In Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
5
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total8

There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in public relations offered by Washington's public relations schools.

Student Completed Public Relations Degrees In Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
39
master
200
doctor
0
Certificate
3
Total242

Approximately 242 students completed public relations courses in 2010.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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