Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,510 5.1 % $25.56 $53,160 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.51 $15.02 $23.03 $32.59 $44.66
Annual Wage (2) $23,940 $31,250 $47,900 $67,790 $92,890


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 7,600 1.78 $28.50 $59,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,660 0.06 $24.04 $50,010
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,370 0.97 $22.13 $46,040
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,100 0.51 $21.50 $44,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools 770 0.01 $21.74 $45,220

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 7,600 1.78 $28.50 $59,280
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,370 0.97 $22.13 $46,040
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,100 0.51 $21.50 $44,720
Performing Arts Companies 420 0.33 $22.19 $46,150
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 170 0.32 $27.36 $56,910

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 $39.03 $81,180
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 30 0.01 $35.71 $74,280
Sound Recording Industries 40 0.25 $33.55 $69,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $33.01 $68,660
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 40 0.01 $32.59 $67,800


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 8,040 0.48 3.19 $27.99 $58,220
Florida 1,860 0.22 1.46 $19.59 $40,750
Ohio 1,660 0.31 2.05 $21.20 $44,100
Georgia 850 0.20 1.31 $27.23 $56,630
Minnesota 780 0.27 1.82 $31.84 $66,220




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 630 0.48 3.18 $24.95 $51,900
California 8,040 0.48 3.19 $27.99 $58,220
Vermont 140 0.46 3.03 $17.54 $36,490
District of Columbia 220 0.32 2.10 $36.14 $75,170
Ohio 1,660 0.31 2.05 $21.20 $44,100




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) $41.87 $87,100
District of Columbia 220 0.32 2.10 $36.14 $75,170
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.71 $32.30 $67,180
Alaska 90 0.29 1.89 $32.01 $66,590
Minnesota 780 0.27 1.82 $31.84 $66,220



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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 6,510 1.47 9.74 $28.70 $59,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 730 0.28 1.84 $27.56 $57,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.35 2.30 $32.55 $67,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.09 0.60 $28.14 $58,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 550 0.28 1.83 $21.67 $45,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 540 0.42 2.80 $12.12 $25,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 480 0.50 3.32 $25.28 $52,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 360 0.31 2.06 $21.33 $44,370
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 330 0.32 2.10 $15.54 $32,330
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 330 0.40 2.67 $24.29 $50,520


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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 6,510 1.47 9.74 $28.70 $59,700
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 140 1.11 7.34 $17.55 $36,500
Tallahassee, FL 100 0.61 4.06 $20.08 $41,770
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 480 0.50 3.32 $25.28 $52,590
New Haven, CT 120 0.43 2.87 $21.75 $45,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 540 0.42 2.80 $12.12 $25,210
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 330 0.40 2.67 $24.29 $50,520
Reno, NV 80 0.35 2.31 $23.29 $48,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.35 2.30 $32.55 $67,700
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.34 2.23 $25.17 $52,340


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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)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.09 0.59 $36.06 $75,010
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.12 0.82 $33.31 $69,280
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 0.68 $33.03 $68,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 0.85 $32.96 $68,550
Anchorage, AK 40 0.24 1.61 $32.60 $67,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.35 2.30 $32.55 $67,700
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $30.75 $63,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 0.53 $30.34 $63,110
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.53 $30.21 $62,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.11 $62,630


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018