Public Relations Specialists

7.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
17%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$62,800
or $30.19 hourly
VOLUME
242,710
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 17% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Originality
Persuasion
Negotiation
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Public Relations Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 8.1% by 2031
'Public Relations Specialists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Public Relations Specialists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Public Relations Specialists' was $62,800, or $30.19 hourly
'Public Relations Specialists' are paid 37.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as public relations specialists?

As of 2021 there were 242,710 people employed as Public Relations Specialists within the United States.
This represents around 0.17% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 580 people are employed as Public Relations Specialists.

Job description

Promote or create an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media. May specialize in using social media.

SOC Code: 27-3031.00

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Comments

Fabiane (No chance) says
The government affairs is based in relationship between private and public sector. The interests change everyday and it's difficult to provide some kind of predictions about public policies.
Mar 08, 2020 at 08:23 PM
Damien Batey (Small chance) says
Some elements of PR can and should be automated. However, the practice of managing corporate reputation, risk and company stakeholders requires considerable life and professional experience, authenticity and a keen understanding of nuance and context.
I do not believe that these highly personal characteristics can be replaced by machines.
Oct 29, 2019 at 10:15 AM

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