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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other

All media and communication workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Media and Communication Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Media and Communication Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Media and Communication Workers, All Other

National estimates for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
20,940 4.9 % $ 26.70 $ 55,540 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.72 $ 16.00 $ 23.91 $ 35.06 $ 45.72
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,370 $ 33,270 $ 49,730 $ 72,930 $ 95,100


Industry profile for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Media and Communication Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Media and Communication Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,560 1.38 $ 31.00 $ 64,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,500 0.08 $ 28.81 $ 59,930
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,070 1.02 $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,030 2.13 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 700 0.25 $ 11.45 $ 23,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,030 2.13 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 190 1.67 $ 24.70 $ 51,370
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,560 1.38 $ 31.00 $ 64,480
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,070 1.02 $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 640 0.56 $ 21.24 $ 44,190

Top paying industries for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 47.96 $ 99,760
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $ 35.72 $ 74,290
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 34.85 $ 72,480
Software Publishers 190 0.04 $ 33.22 $ 69,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 470 0.01 $ 31.75 $ 66,040


Geographic profile for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Media and Communication Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Media and Communication Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,650 0.47 3.09 $ 29.80 $ 61,970
Ohio 1,190 0.23 1.54 $ 21.84 $ 45,430
New York 980 0.11 0.75 $ 33.53 $ 69,730
Georgia 860 0.20 1.33 $ 31.23 $ 64,950
Texas 850 0.07 0.47 $ 15.10 $ 31,410




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 730 0.59 3.90 $ 29.79 $ 61,970
California 7,650 0.47 3.09 $ 29.80 $ 61,970
District of Columbia 210 0.31 2.04 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
Louisiana 510 0.28 1.87 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Oregon 460 0.25 1.68 $ 22.32 $ 46,420




Top paying states for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 210 0.31 2.04 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
New York 980 0.11 0.75 $ 33.53 $ 69,730
Arizona 110 0.04 0.26 $ 33.43 $ 69,530
Washington 750 0.24 1.56 $ 32.79 $ 68,210
Georgia 860 0.20 1.33 $ 31.23 $ 64,950





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,700 0.81 5.36 $ 30.13 $ 62,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,200 0.14 0.90 $ 32.02 $ 66,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 3.07 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.34 2.24 $ 33.43 $ 69,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.22 1.49 $ 29.58 $ 61,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 560 0.63 4.15 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.17 1.16 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.46 3.04 $ 28.40 $ 59,060
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 380 0.27 1.80 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 370 0.39 2.56 $ 28.22 $ 58,700




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,700 0.81 5.36 $ 30.13 $ 62,680
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 560 0.63 4.15 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 3.07 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.46 3.04 $ 28.40 $ 59,060
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.45 2.98 $ 21.29 $ 44,290
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 210 0.41 2.75 $ 19.68 $ 40,940
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 370 0.39 2.56 $ 28.22 $ 58,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.34 2.24 $ 33.43 $ 69,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 360 0.31 2.08 $ 24.05 $ 50,010
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.27 1.80 $ 24.52 $ 51,000




Top paying metropolitan areas for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 36.55 $ 76,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 0.31 $ 35.17 $ 73,160
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.12 0.80 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.34 2.24 $ 33.43 $ 69,540
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 32.78 $ 68,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,200 0.14 0.90 $ 32.02 $ 66,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.17 1.16 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 3.07 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,700 0.81 5.36 $ 30.13 $ 62,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 380 0.27 1.80 $ 30.10 $ 62,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.52 $ 11.36 $ 23,620
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 3.45 $ 24.63 $ 51,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.52 $ 11.36 $ 23,620
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 3.45 $ 24.63 $ 51,240

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Media and Communication Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 3.45 $ 24.63 $ 51,240
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.52 $ 11.36 $ 23,620


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021