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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Virginia Beach, Winchester and Harrisonburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Virginia Beach, Winchester and Richmond

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More Virginia Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bluefield
Bachelor
793
Lynchburg
Associate
4,926
Newport News
Masters
4,884
Harrisonburg
Masters & First Professional
1,234
Fairfax
Doctorate & First Professional
30,276
Locust Grove
Associate
5,899
Hampton
Doctorate & First Professional
5,658
Roanoke
Masters
1,049
Harrisonburg
Doctorate
17,918
Farmville
Masters
4,727
Lynchburg
Masters
2,490
Staunton
Masters
1,685
Arlington
Doctorate
3,609
Norfolk
Doctorate
6,155
Radford
Doctorate
9,122
Lynchburg
Masters
656
Virginia Beach
Doctorate & First Professional
4,115
Winchester
Doctorate & First Professional
3,393
Buena Vista
Bachelor
701
Sweet Briar
Masters
815
Wise
Bachelor
1,803
Norfolk
Associate
25,857
Charlottesville
Doctorate & First Professional
24,257
Richmond
Doctorate & First Professional
31,700
Blacksburg
Doctorate
29,898
Petersburg
Doctorate
4,720
Norfolk
Bachelor
1,433

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Virginia. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charlottesville240$77,810
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford160$59,150
Harrisonburg50$50,790
Lynchburg80$50,180
Richmond1090$66,470
Roanoke160$48,730
Staunton-Waynesboro50$47,880

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