With an overall population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125, approximately 10,125 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer public relations programs.
Salem State University is the largest public relations school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Public Relations program at Salem State University.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Salem's public relations schools. If you decide to attend one of Salem's public relations schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in instate tuition and $25,583 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public relations program in Salem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 52 public relations professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Salem area. The number of public relations professionals in Salem is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Salem is $86,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.