Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

All media and communication equipment 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)
17,670 6.0 % $34.10 $70,920 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.74 $22.53 $33.94 $44.28 $54.73
Annual Wage (2) $28,570 $46,850 $70,590 $92,100 $113,840


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 6,700 1.71 $35.86 $74,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,550 0.23 $40.76 $84,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 950 0.03 $22.61 $47,030
Radio and Television Broadcasting 780 0.35 $25.12 $52,260
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 510 0.08 $20.40 $42,420

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 6,700 1.71 $35.86 $74,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 410 0.77 $37.73 $78,480
Satellite Telecommunications 40 0.55 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 310 0.50 $28.68 $59,640
Radio and Television Broadcasting 780 0.35 $25.12 $52,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $44.83 $93,250
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.02 $42.30 $87,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,550 0.23 $40.76 $84,790
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $40.26 $83,750
Restaurants and Other Eating Places (8) (8) $38.97 $81,050


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 6,900 0.45 3.47 $35.91 $74,700
Texas 920 0.08 0.62 $41.11 $85,500
Colorado 900 0.37 2.85 $26.29 $54,690
New York 740 0.08 0.64 $31.69 $65,910
Virginia 600 0.16 1.27 $38.38 $79,820



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)
New Mexico 490 0.61 4.76 $30.84 $64,150
District of Columbia 320 0.47 3.70 $46.57 $96,870
California 6,900 0.45 3.47 $35.91 $74,700
Colorado 900 0.37 2.85 $26.29 $54,690
Hawaii 220 0.36 2.81 $35.88 $74,640



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 320 0.47 3.70 $46.57 $96,870
Maryland 580 0.22 1.74 $44.89 $93,380
Texas 920 0.08 0.62 $41.11 $85,500
Virginia 600 0.16 1.27 $38.38 $79,820
Michigan 80 0.02 0.14 $38.32 $79,700




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 5,880 1.43 11.19 $36.25 $75,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.80 $31.51 $65,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 620 0.25 1.99 $45.31 $94,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.21 1.66 $48.35 $100,560
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.31 2.41 $31.51 $65,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.48 $36.15 $75,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.20 1.56 $26.42 $54,940
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.47 3.64 $36.25 $75,410
Colorado Springs, CO 210 0.80 6.21 $38.30 $79,660
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.33 2.60 $40.66 $84,570



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 5,880 1.43 11.19 $36.25 $75,400
Colorado Springs, CO 210 0.80 6.21 $38.30 $79,660
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 0.53 4.16 $38.17 $79,380
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.47 3.64 $36.25 $75,410
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 190 0.45 3.53 $32.87 $68,360
Albuquerque, NM 160 0.43 3.39 $28.09 $58,420
Boulder, CO 70 0.40 3.11 $17.96 $37,350
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.33 2.60 $40.66 $84,570
Charleston, WV 40 0.33 2.57 $16.69 $34,720
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.48 $36.15 $75,200



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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.04 0.27 $52.67 $109,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.21 1.66 $48.35 $100,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 620 0.25 1.99 $45.31 $94,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $44.82 $93,230
Salinas, CA 40 0.23 1.77 $42.63 $88,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.12 0.93 $41.71 $86,760
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.24 $41.32 $85,940
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.33 2.60 $40.66 $84,570
El Paso, TX 60 0.19 1.52 $40.60 $84,440
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.12 0.91 $40.38 $84,000

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 6.82 $17.68 $36,780

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 6.82 $17.68 $36,780

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 6.82 $17.68 $36,780


About May 2015 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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016