Advertising, public relations & related services

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Workforce
490k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
39.2
Estimated Job Growth
0.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$82,913
Average Male Salary
$97,440
Average Female Salary
$69,565

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The top three occupations in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group are Advertising sales agents, Other managers, Customer service representatives, Advertising & promotions managers, and Public relations specialists. On average, full-time employees in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group work 44.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $90,960. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $26,001.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Santa Monica City PUMA, CA, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Advertising, public relations & related services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group. Advertising sales agents are the most common position, but the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Advertising & promotions managers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Advertising, public relations & related services goes to Personal financial advisors.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

490k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 546k
3.83%
1 Year Growth
± 4.56%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 490k people employed in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 3.83%, , from 526k people in 2017 to 546k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Advertising, public relations & related services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Advertising sales agents represent the largest share of positions held in Advertising, public relations & related services at 10.1%, followed by Other managers with 9.66% and Customer service representatives with 5.48%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Advertising sales agents, Other managers, Customer service representatives, Advertising & promotions managers, and Public relations specialists.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Advertising, public relations & related services employs an unusually high number of Advertising & promotions managers, Advertising sales agents, and Models, demonstrators, & product promoters.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Advertising, public relations & related services, by average wage, are Personal financial advisors, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Architectural & engineering managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$82,913
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,975

On average, employees in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group make $82,913 per year. This number makes Advertising, public relations & related services the 27 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.455
WAGE GINI

Advertising, public relations & related services has a wage GINI of 0.455, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Advertising, public relations & related services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $97,440 and $69,565. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

285k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±13.1k
262k
MALE WORKFORCE
±12.5k

52.1% of workers in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$97,440
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,904
$69,565
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,389

On average, Male workers in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group make 1.4 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group earn 1.02 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Advertising, public relations & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Advertising, public relations & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Advertising, public relations & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Advertising, public relations & related services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the advertising, pr, and related services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The advertising, pr, and related services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.5%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is advertising, pr, and related services.
0.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is advertising, pr, and related services.
2.5%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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