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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
16,540 7.8 % $ 28.56 $ 59,400 3.0 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.98 $ 18.54 $ 23.99 $ 36.98 $ 47.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,080 $ 38,560 $ 49,900 $ 76,920 $ 98,070


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 4,100 1.30 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,160 0.07 $ 34.01 $ 70,750
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,180 0.62 $ 22.02 $ 45,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 740 0.17 $ 24.79 $ 51,570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 720 0.01 $ 30.15 $ 62,710

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)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,100 1.30 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,180 0.62 $ 22.02 $ 45,810
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 420 0.55 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 200 0.43 $ 22.27 $ 46,310
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 150 0.32 $ 31.45 $ 65,420

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 40 0.01 $ 51.91 $ 107,980
Other Information Services (8) (8) $ 44.40 $ 92,360
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $ 41.15 $ 85,590
Software Publishers 80 0.02 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Spectator Sports 260 0.23 $ 40.55 $ 84,350


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.



Map of employment of media and communication workers, all other by state, May 2021


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 6,090 0.37 3.14 $ 30.65 $ 63,750
New York 1,030 0.12 1.02 $ 40.96 $ 85,200
Georgia 910 0.21 1.78 $ 24.76 $ 51,510
New Jersey 850 0.22 1.88 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Florida 830 0.10 0.82 $ 22.12 $ 46,000


Map of location quotient of media and communication workers, all other by state, May 2021


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 540 0.42 3.60 $ 33.84 $ 70,390
California 6,090 0.37 3.14 $ 30.65 $ 63,750
Louisiana 660 0.37 3.12 $ 18.50 $ 38,470
District of Columbia 210 0.32 2.72 $ 36.18 $ 75,250
New Jersey 850 0.22 1.88 $ 23.52 $ 48,920


Map of annual mean wages of media and communication workers, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Arizona 280 0.10 0.83 $ 41.23 $ 85,760
New York 1,030 0.12 1.02 $ 40.96 $ 85,200
District of Columbia 210 0.32 2.72 $ 36.18 $ 75,250
Nevada 540 0.42 3.60 $ 33.84 $ 70,390
Texas 830 0.07 0.58 $ 31.63 $ 65,800



Map of employment of media and communication workers, all other by area, May 2021


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 3,660 0.64 5.45 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,410 0.16 1.39 $ 33.57 $ 69,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.35 2.96 $ 38.39 $ 79,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 720 0.28 2.36 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.16 1.36 $ 31.73 $ 65,990
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 460 0.50 4.29 $ 33.39 $ 69,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.20 1.70 $ 32.33 $ 67,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.34 2.93 $ 45.41 $ 94,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 350 0.14 1.23 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 2.06 $ 34.90 $ 72,600


Map of location quotient of media and communication workers, all other by area, May 2021


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)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.65 5.56 $ 17.10 $ 35,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,660 0.64 5.45 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 460 0.50 4.29 $ 33.39 $ 69,450
Monroe, LA 30 0.47 4.03 $ 21.41 $ 44,540
Baton Rouge, LA 130 0.37 3.11 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.35 3.02 $ 37.73 $ 78,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.35 2.96 $ 38.39 $ 79,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.34 2.93 $ 45.41 $ 94,450
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 0.32 2.70 $ 35.60 $ 74,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 720 0.28 2.36 $ 25.89 $ 53,850


Map of annual mean wages of media and communication workers, all other by area, May 2021


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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.34 2.93 $ 45.41 $ 94,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 0.98 $ 43.28 $ 90,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.35 2.96 $ 38.39 $ 79,840
Reno, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 38.21 $ 79,490
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.35 3.02 $ 37.73 $ 78,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 230 0.06 0.54 $ 36.84 $ 76,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.37 $ 36.51 $ 75,930
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.24 2.08 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 0.32 2.70 $ 35.60 $ 74,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 340 0.24 2.06 $ 34.90 $ 72,600


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022