Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
20,420 4.4 % $25.21 $52,430 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.38 $15.31 $23.24 $31.70 $42.42
Annual Wage (2) $23,680 $31,840 $48,330 $65,930 $88,240


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 6,360 1.55 $27.90 $58,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,750 0.06 $24.21 $50,350
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,380 0.92 $22.85 $47,520
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,040 0.48 $19.93 $41,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 760 0.01 $26.80 $55,750

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 6,360 1.55 $27.90 $58,020
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,380 0.92 $22.85 $47,520
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,040 0.48 $19.93 $41,450
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 140 0.27 $17.66 $36,740
Performing Arts Companies 250 0.19 $23.50 $48,880

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 40 0.01 $40.03 $83,260
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $32.05 $66,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $31.07 $64,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $30.79 $64,040
Employment Services 600 0.02 $29.16 $60,650


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 7,540 0.44 3.14 $26.72 $55,580
Ohio 1,890 0.35 2.47 $20.83 $43,330
Florida 1,650 0.19 1.36 $18.36 $38,190
New Jersey 680 0.17 1.19 $28.53 $59,330
New York 620 0.07 0.47 $27.04 $56,250




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)
Vermont 140 0.47 3.33 $18.01 $37,460
Nevada 600 0.44 3.13 $25.79 $53,650
California 7,540 0.44 3.14 $26.72 $55,580
Ohio 1,890 0.35 2.47 $20.83 $43,330
Alaska 110 0.33 2.36 $26.99 $56,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 440 0.14 0.96 $35.82 $74,510
Hawaii 60 0.09 0.63 $35.33 $73,480
District of Columbia 200 0.28 1.97 $33.45 $69,580
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.39 $32.56 $67,730
Georgia 610 0.14 0.98 $32.55 $67,700





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 5,820 0.95 6.74 $27.50 $57,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 740 0.08 0.55 $28.68 $59,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 720 0.30 2.12 $23.21 $48,270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 620 0.47 3.32 $11.55 $24,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 560 0.29 2.03 $32.77 $68,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.20 1.41 $31.27 $65,040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 480 0.49 3.46 $25.81 $53,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.01 $31.22 $64,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 420 0.16 1.16 $24.20 $50,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 400 0.38 2.66 $13.07 $27,180




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 260 2.06 14.61 $28.62 $59,520
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 140 1.14 8.06 $18.04 $37,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,820 0.95 6.74 $27.50 $57,200
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.50 3.56 $22.18 $46,140
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 270 0.49 3.45 $18.26 $37,990
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 480 0.49 3.46 $25.81 $53,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 620 0.47 3.32 $11.55 $24,030
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 400 0.38 2.66 $13.07 $27,180
Columbus, OH 370 0.35 2.49 $25.46 $52,950
Anchorage, AK 60 0.34 2.43 $23.29 $48,450




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.40 $38.76 $80,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 380 0.19 1.35 $36.57 $76,060
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.12 0.86 $35.33 $73,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 560 0.29 2.03 $32.77 $68,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.20 1.41 $31.27 $65,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.01 $31.22 $64,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.15 1.04 $30.31 $63,040
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $29.78 $61,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.16 $29.18 $60,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.89 $28.79 $59,880

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 80 0.56 3.99 $11.67 $24,270

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 80 0.56 3.99 $11.67 $24,270

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 3.99 $11.67 $24,270


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.

(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 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