Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
19,030 5.0 % $37.27 $77,520 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.82 $27.05 $38.22 $46.92 $56.21
Annual Wage (2) $32,900 $56,270 $79,500 $97,580 $116,910


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 8,580 2.01 $40.03 $83,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $42.82 $89,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $22.26 $46,300
Radio and Television Broadcasting 530 0.24 $25.45 $52,930
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 330 0.05 $23.12 $48,100

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 8,580 2.01 $40.03 $83,260
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.38 $15.87 $33,000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 130 0.24 $26.71 $55,560
Radio and Television Broadcasting 530 0.24 $25.45 $52,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $42.82 $89,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.09 $46.14 $95,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 150 0.03 $42.95 $89,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,500 0.22 $42.82 $89,060
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,580 2.01 $40.03 $83,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $36.08 $75,050


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 9,370 0.56 4.20 $39.59 $82,350
Georgia 780 0.18 1.36 $40.02 $83,240
Texas 770 0.07 0.49 $40.85 $84,960
Colorado 750 0.29 2.20 $29.57 $61,500
Maryland 570 0.21 1.61 $45.40 $94,420




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 9,370 0.56 4.20 $39.59 $82,350
District of Columbia 360 0.51 3.80 $51.16 $106,400
New Mexico 390 0.49 3.65 $35.99 $74,860
Hawaii 200 0.31 2.33 $36.43 $75,780
Colorado 750 0.29 2.20 $29.57 $61,500




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 360 0.51 3.80 $51.16 $106,400
Maryland 570 0.21 1.61 $45.40 $94,420
Virginia 490 0.13 0.96 $43.76 $91,020
Texas 770 0.07 0.49 $40.85 $84,960
Florida 510 0.06 0.45 $40.20 $83,610



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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 7,530 1.70 12.73 $40.62 $84,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.24 1.81 $50.82 $105,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 0.59 $28.65 $59,590
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 390 0.27 2.01 $25.35 $52,730
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 1.88 $44.72 $93,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 250 0.22 1.64 $28.63 $59,540
Colorado Springs, CO 230 0.82 6.15 $39.66 $82,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 220 0.23 1.71 $29.27 $60,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 190 0.26 1.94 $39.12 $81,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 0.71 $21.78 $45,300


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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 7,530 1.70 12.73 $40.62 $84,490
Colorado Springs, CO 230 0.82 6.15 $39.66 $82,490
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.43 3.21 $39.54 $82,240
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.40 2.98 $36.61 $76,150
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 2.37 $27.05 $56,260
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.28 2.11 $35.02 $72,840
Salinas, CA 50 0.28 2.12 $45.36 $94,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 390 0.27 2.01 $25.35 $52,730
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.27 2.02 $39.89 $82,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 190 0.26 1.94 $39.12 $81,370


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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.34 $51.10 $106,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.24 1.81 $50.82 $105,710
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.21 1.56 $46.10 $95,890
Salinas, CA 50 0.28 2.12 $45.36 $94,350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.05 0.41 $44.88 $93,340
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 1.88 $44.72 $93,020
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.25 $43.89 $91,300
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 170 0.13 1.01 $43.77 $91,050
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 0.23 $43.69 $90,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.23 $43.09 $89,630


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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