Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
23,310 3.9 % $24.45 $50,860 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.43 $14.10 $20.96 $30.52 $44.15
Annual Wage (2) $23,780 $29,330 $43,600 $63,480 $91,820


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 8,180 1.94 $26.39 $54,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,800 0.06 $25.64 $53,330
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,370 1.04 $20.21 $42,030
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,240 0.56 $21.37 $44,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 880 0.01 $19.78 $41,140

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 8,180 1.94 $26.39 $54,890
Sound Recording Industries 230 1.36 $35.82 $74,510
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,370 1.04 $20.21 $42,030
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,240 0.56 $21.37 $44,450
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 210 0.37 $29.21 $60,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $38.38 $79,840
Sound Recording Industries 230 1.36 $35.82 $74,510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.02 $35.36 $73,560
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $33.99 $70,700
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 40 0.01 $32.31 $67,200


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 8,960 0.56 3.38 $25.44 $52,920
Florida 2,130 0.26 1.56 $19.75 $41,090
Ohio 1,640 0.31 1.85 $18.15 $37,740
New York 870 0.10 0.57 $29.34 $61,030
Minnesota 860 0.31 1.84 $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)
California 8,960 0.56 3.38 $25.44 $52,920
Nevada 490 0.39 2.32 $24.51 $50,990
Alaska 120 0.37 2.24 $32.84 $68,320
Oregon 560 0.31 1.88 $19.97 $41,550
Ohio 1,640 0.31 1.85 $18.15 $37,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $40.62 $84,480
Colorado 380 0.15 0.91 $36.34 $75,600
District of Columbia 190 0.27 1.62 $35.80 $74,460
Alaska 120 0.37 2.24 $32.84 $68,320
Washington 250 0.08 0.49 $31.45 $65,410





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 7,270 1.72 10.37 $26.15 $54,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 790 0.63 3.78 $13.59 $28,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 690 0.36 2.16 $29.16 $60,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 0.10 0.59 $23.75 $49,390
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 470 0.45 2.73 $12.89 $26,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 460 0.24 1.44 $18.80 $39,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.39 2.37 $21.06 $43,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.15 0.89 $25.03 $52,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 360 0.39 2.34 $24.98 $51,950
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 300 0.37 2.24 $23.19 $48,230




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 7,270 1.72 10.37 $26.15 $54,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 790 0.63 3.78 $13.59 $28,260
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.47 2.84 $9.27 $19,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 470 0.45 2.73 $12.89 $26,810
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.44 2.64 $26.83 $55,800
Reno, NV 80 0.39 2.33 $22.49 $46,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.39 2.37 $21.06 $43,810
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 360 0.39 2.34 $24.98 $51,950
Anchorage, AK 70 0.39 2.35 $33.82 $70,340
New Haven, CT 110 0.37 2.25 $24.05 $50,020




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 270 0.19 1.16 $37.99 $79,020
Boulder, CO 60 0.36 2.18 $35.72 $74,300
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.52 $35.31 $73,440
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.12 0.73 $33.98 $70,670
Anchorage, AK 70 0.39 2.35 $33.82 $70,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.06 $68,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.66 $32.87 $68,370
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.28 $67,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.69 $32.15 $66,870
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 40 0.10 0.57 $32.12 $66,800

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.86 $27.91 $58,060

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.86 $27.91 $58,060

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.86 $27.91 $58,060


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017