So I hear you want a Job

 As I said, this blog is a learning tool for myself, and something that I have been very interested in learning is where I can work once I graduate. So today’s post is going to be the top cities to work in and the average income in those cities. Before I get down to the facts, I want to say that income should not determine what career you have in life. You should have a career because you absolutely love what you are doing. After a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that I would rather be a broke, happy person living life the way I want to instead of being miserable and rich. So please consider your own happiness when planning out a future career, because I want all of you to be happy and satisfied with your life.

So here we go, here are the top cities and average incomes for PR professionals (Thomas, 2013, pg. 1) (“Public relations specialist:,” )  .


(“City Skyline,” City Skyline)

Top 5 Cities:

  1. New York City, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Washington D.C.
  5. Houston, TX

Average Income in the Top 5 Cities:

  1. New York City, NY: $144,360
  2. San Francisco, CA: $137,940
  3. San Jose, CA: $118,110
  4. Washington DC: $129,54
  5. Houston: $134,970

Since happiness is something that I do look for in a career I thought it would be fun to throw this study in as well. These cities are named the happiest cities in the US based on job satisfaction out of 2,600 people working in both public relations and marketing (“10 happiest cities,” 2013, pg. 2). The American Marketing Agency (AMA) performed this study.


(Newman, 20 Industries That Are Bouncing Back)

Top 10 Happiest Cities for Public Relations:

1. Phoenix

2. Indianapolis

3. Houston

4. St. Louis

5. Detroit

6. Charlotte, N.C.

7. Boston

8. San Jose, Calif.

9. Chicago

10. Austin, Texas

“I think a person who takes a job in order to live, that is to say, for the money, has turned himself into a slave”-Joseph Campbell

Until next time,



Thomas, S. (2013, April 30). Highest-paying markets for public relations and fundraising managers. Retrieved from

Public relations specialist: Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved from

10 happiest cities for pr and marketing pros. (2013, January 30). Retrieved from

Newman, R. (Designer). (2010, November 10). 20 Industries That Are Bouncing Back [Web Graphic]. Retrieved from

(2013, June 24). City Skyline [Web Photo]. Retrieved from

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