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Public Relations Schools In Alabama

There are 3 accredited public relations schools in Alabama for faculty who teach public relations classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public relations academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in public relations training at the following levels:


  1. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Alabama 530
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Alabama

460 400 450 460 530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, public relations is a growing field. There were 70 more public relations professionals working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 15% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the change in the number of public relations professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$74,300 $76,100 $79,300 $80,430 $88,900
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public relations professionals are increasing. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $74,300 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $88,900 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Alabama

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 16% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 179% pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Alabama

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

In Alabama, public relations professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited public relations schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 332 graduates in 2006. And there were 360 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

This represents a 8% increase in the number of public relations degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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