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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Chicago and Kankakee
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rockford, Peoria and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Springfield and Peoria

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria

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More Illinois Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Chicago
Doctorate
23,110
Evanston
Doctorate
21,823
Chicago
Masters
19,340
Chicago
Doctorate
16,422
Chicago
Doctorate
15,775
Palos Hills
Associates
15,021
Sugar Grove
Associates
10,081
Chicago
Masters
9,538
Rockford
Associates
7,699
Champaign
Associates
7,569
Romeoville
Doctorate
6,544
Springfield
Associates
5,744
Aurora
Doctorate
5,643
River Forest
Doctorate
5,603
Chicago
Doctorate
4,700
Chicago Heights
Associates
4,484
Carterville
Associates
4,424
Chicago
Masters
3,896
Joliet
Doctorate
3,864
Centralia
Associates
3,665
Kankakee
Associates
3,078
Decatur
Associates
2,839
Deerfield
Doctorate
2,114
Harrisburg
Associates
1,820
Bloomington
Bachelors
1,771
Lake Forest
Masters
1,578
Palos Heights
Masters
1,286
Chicago
Bachelors
1,200
Chicago
Doctorate
624
Skokie
Masters
339
Schaumburg
Doctorate
222

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations Specialists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign-Urbana190 $51,740
Bloomington300 $66,630
Peoria200 $72,940
Rockford40 $46,620
Springfield80 $55,810

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