Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other

All media and communication workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,740 4.2 % $24.27 $50,490 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.29 $14.87 $20.72 $29.68 $41.17
Annual Wage (2) $23,480 $30,930 $43,090 $61,720 $85,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,260 1.48 $30.13 $62,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,300 0.08 $23.35 $48,570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,130 0.52 $23.92 $49,740
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,410 0.66 $18.53 $38,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,110 0.02 $20.90 $43,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,260 1.48 $30.13 $62,670
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,410 0.66 $18.53 $38,540
Sound Recording Industries 110 0.64 $16.07 $33,430
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.62 $33.66 $70,000
Performing Arts Companies 660 0.58 $23.49 $48,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.62 $33.66 $70,000
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $31.87 $66,280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $30.31 $63,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,260 1.48 $30.13 $62,670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 190 0.02 $29.72 $61,810


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,200 0.51 2.75 $29.15 $60,630
Minnesota 2,640 1.03 5.53 $23.10 $48,040
Florida 1,460 0.21 1.10 $18.42 $38,320
Illinois 1,420 0.26 1.38 $22.02 $45,790
Washington 1,060 0.39 2.10 $20.88 $43,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 2,640 1.03 5.53 $23.10 $48,040
California 7,200 0.51 2.75 $29.15 $60,630
Nevada 500 0.45 2.42 $25.21 $52,440
Rhode Island 180 0.41 2.17 $16.63 $34,580
Washington 1,060 0.39 2.10 $20.88 $43,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 590 0.19 1.01 $34.82 $72,430
District of Columbia 170 0.26 1.38 $31.73 $66,000
California 7,200 0.51 2.75 $29.15 $60,630
New York 850 0.10 0.55 $27.81 $57,840
Kansas 50 0.04 0.21 $27.34 $56,860

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,300 1.39 7.43 $29.74 $61,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.21 6.47 $23.98 $49,870
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.34 1.80 $21.80 $45,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 830 0.62 3.30 $21.87 $45,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.16 0.86 $26.08 $54,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.26 1.41 $23.96 $49,830
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 570 0.59 3.18 $17.16 $35,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.48 2.59 $26.08 $54,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.30 1.62 $44.35 $92,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 340 0.20 1.09 $21.14 $43,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,300 1.39 7.43 $29.74 $61,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.21 6.47 $23.98 $49,870
Battle Creek, MI 50 0.96 5.16 $12.74 $26,500
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 0.82 4.41 $20.64 $42,930
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 240 0.75 4.04 $19.09 $39,710
Rochester, MN 70 0.74 3.96 $25.96 $54,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 830 0.62 3.30 $21.87 $45,490
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 570 0.59 3.18 $17.16 $35,680
Gainesville, FL 70 0.55 2.94 $19.58 $40,720
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.55 2.92 $20.36 $42,350




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.30 1.62 $44.35 $92,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 280 0.17 0.89 $39.94 $83,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.15 0.82 $38.57 $80,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.15 $31.54 $65,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.32 $31.21 $64,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.18 0.97 $30.54 $63,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,300 1.39 7.43 $29.74 $61,850
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.18 0.97 $28.84 $59,980
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.29 $28.76 $59,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 140 0.07 0.35 $27.85 $57,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.26 $15.21 $31,640
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.42 $19.65 $40,870
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.88 $16.09 $33,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.26 $15.21 $31,640
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.42 $19.65 $40,870
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.88 $16.09 $33,460

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.42 $19.65 $40,870
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.88 $16.09 $33,460
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.26 $15.21 $31,640


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011