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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
25,160 4.2 % $25.51 $53,060 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.97 $14.80 $22.88 $32.59 $44.55
Annual Wage (2) $22,820 $30,790 $47,580 $67,790 $92,660


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 6,050 1.41 $30.08 $62,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,080 0.07 $26.39 $54,900
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,960 0.91 $22.71 $47,240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,690 3.17 $22.74 $47,300
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,320 0.33 $12.27 $25,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,690 3.17 $22.74 $47,300
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,050 1.41 $30.08 $62,560
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,960 0.91 $22.71 $47,240
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,100 0.70 $23.03 $47,910
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,320 0.33 $12.27 $25,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $45.02 $93,650
Software Publishers 110 0.02 $34.44 $71,630
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $34.09 $70,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $31.53 $65,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 590 0.02 $30.47 $63,380


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 8,610 0.50 2.89 $28.64 $59,570
Ohio 1,460 0.27 1.56 $21.48 $44,690
Georgia 1,130 0.25 1.47 $29.50 $61,350
Texas 1,110 0.09 0.52 $15.57 $32,390
Nevada 1,050 0.76 4.41 $28.25 $58,760




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)
Nevada 1,050 0.76 4.41 $28.25 $58,760
California 8,610 0.50 2.89 $28.64 $59,570
Louisiana 610 0.32 1.85 $18.19 $37,830
Oregon 570 0.30 1.75 $22.15 $46,080
Alaska 90 0.28 1.61 $17.89 $37,210




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 160 0.23 1.32 $37.88 $78,790
Missouri 210 0.08 0.44 $37.71 $78,440
Arizona 130 0.04 0.26 $33.78 $70,270
Washington 840 0.25 1.48 $31.25 $64,990
Georgia 1,130 0.25 1.47 $29.50 $61,350





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-Anaheim, CA 5,930 0.95 5.55 $29.35 $61,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.44 2.54 $30.42 $63,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.31 1.81 $28.41 $59,090
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 810 0.79 4.63 $26.82 $55,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 700 0.35 2.03 $32.05 $66,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 510 0.16 0.94 $30.33 $63,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 430 0.35 2.06 $24.24 $50,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.32 1.89 $24.88 $51,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.23 1.34 $25.76 $53,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 350 0.10 0.56 $12.83 $26,690




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 340 2.58 15.04 $28.83 $59,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,930 0.95 5.55 $29.35 $61,060
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 810 0.79 4.63 $26.82 $55,780
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.58 3.39 $21.26 $44,230
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 300 0.54 3.17 $18.92 $39,360
Dayton, OH 180 0.48 2.78 $23.57 $49,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.44 2.54 $30.42 $63,270
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.41 2.38 $20.23 $42,070
Anchorage, AK 60 0.36 2.12 $19.10 $39,720
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 700 0.35 2.03 $32.05 $66,670




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)
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.04 0.26 $52.13 $108,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 0.50 $49.86 $103,710
Rochester, NY 30 0.06 0.36 $45.21 $94,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.05 0.32 $35.48 $73,800
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.11 0.66 $34.97 $72,740
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $34.64 $72,050
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 0.88 $34.40 $71,560
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $32.72 $68,060
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 700 0.35 2.03 $32.05 $66,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.44 2.54 $30.42 $63,270

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.11 $11.07 $23,020
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.01 $13.86 $28,830
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.71 $24.90 $51,790

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.11 $11.07 $23,020
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.71 $24.90 $51,790
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.01 $13.86 $28,830

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.71 $24.90 $51,790
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.01 $13.86 $28,830
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.11 $11.07 $23,020
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.26 $19,260


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020