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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,790 5.4 % $37.06 $77,080 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.27 $24.66 $38.26 $47.01 $56.39
Annual Wage (2) $31,760 $51,300 $79,580 $97,780 $117,300


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 7,660 1.87 $40.56 $84,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,360 0.22 $43.79 $91,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 920 0.03 $23.34 $48,560
Radio and Television Broadcasting 390 0.18 $27.43 $57,060
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.04 $22.73 $47,280

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 7,660 1.87 $40.56 $84,370
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 220 0.41 (8) (8)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.35 $19.41 $40,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,360 0.22 $43.79 $91,090
Radio and Television Broadcasting 390 0.18 $27.43 $57,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 110 0.02 $44.06 $91,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,360 0.22 $43.79 $91,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,660 1.87 $40.56 $84,370
Employment Services (8) (8) $39.33 $81,810
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $37.26 $77,510


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 9,290 0.55 4.21 $39.66 $82,490
Georgia 890 0.20 1.56 $37.18 $77,340
Colorado 760 0.29 2.24 $29.79 $61,960
Texas 630 0.05 0.40 $39.66 $82,490
Maryland 560 0.21 1.60 $46.24 $96,170




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)
California 9,290 0.55 4.21 $39.66 $82,490
North Dakota 220 0.53 4.10 $23.73 $49,360
District of Columbia 320 0.44 3.43 $52.20 $108,590
Hawaii 230 0.35 2.72 $37.67 $78,350
Colorado 760 0.29 2.24 $29.79 $61,960




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 0.44 3.43 $52.20 $108,590
Maryland 560 0.21 1.60 $46.24 $96,170
Virginia 450 0.12 0.90 $44.90 $93,390
Missouri 40 0.01 0.11 $41.42 $86,160
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.22 $40.36 $83,950





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 7,550 1.23 9.50 $40.73 $84,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 770 0.29 2.21 $37.09 $77,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 680 0.07 0.55 $30.13 $62,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 670 0.21 1.65 $51.09 $106,270
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.24 1.87 $25.08 $52,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 1.93 $45.68 $95,020
Colorado Springs, CO 250 0.87 6.73 $41.03 $85,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.19 1.50 $28.77 $59,850
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.45 3.50 $37.84 $78,710
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 190 0.20 1.52 $32.07 $66,700




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-Anaheim, CA 7,550 1.23 9.50 $40.73 $84,720
Colorado Springs, CO 250 0.87 6.73 $41.03 $85,350
Boulder, CO 100 0.54 4.12 $22.21 $46,190
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.45 3.50 $37.84 $78,710
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.41 3.17 $41.07 $85,420
Salinas, CA 50 0.29 2.21 $43.60 $90,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 770 0.29 2.21 $37.09 $77,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 1.93 $45.68 $95,020
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.24 1.87 $25.08 $52,170
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.23 1.75 $39.38 $81,900




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 670 0.21 1.65 $51.09 $106,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $49.57 $103,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 50 0.01 0.09 $47.74 $99,290
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 1.93 $45.68 $95,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.15 1.12 $44.58 $92,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.31 $43.69 $90,880
Salinas, CA 50 0.29 2.21 $43.60 $90,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 0.20 $43.22 $89,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 0.29 $42.81 $89,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.14 $41.94 $87,230


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019