Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
18,620 6.2 % $36.78 $76,500 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.86 $26.11 $36.39 $46.66 $57.14
Annual Wage (2) $35,060 $54,310 $75,700 $97,060 $118,840


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 8,400 1.99 $39.35 $81,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,620 0.23 $41.63 $86,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $25.35 $52,740
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.28 $24.60 $51,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 400 0.06 $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 8,400 1.99 $39.35 $81,840
Satellite Telecommunications 30 0.58 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 180 0.32 $28.59 $59,470
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.28 $24.60 $51,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,620 0.23 $41.63 $86,590

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 130 0.03 $44.17 $91,860
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.05 $43.67 $90,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,620 0.23 $41.63 $86,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,400 1.99 $39.35 $81,840
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $36.73 $76,410


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 8,710 0.55 4.11 $39.87 $82,930
Colorado 830 0.33 2.49 $28.47 $59,210
Texas 820 0.07 0.52 $41.37 $86,050
New York 590 0.06 0.49 $31.36 $65,240
Virginia 580 0.15 1.17 $40.33 $83,890




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)
New Mexico 520 0.64 4.85 $31.84 $66,240
District of Columbia 400 0.56 4.25 (8) (8)
California 8,710 0.55 4.11 $39.87 $82,930
Hawaii 240 0.38 2.85 $33.45 $69,570
Colorado 830 0.33 2.49 $28.47 $59,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 560 0.21 1.59 $45.19 $93,990
Texas 820 0.07 0.52 $41.37 $86,050
Virginia 580 0.15 1.17 $40.33 $83,890
California 8,710 0.55 4.11 $39.87 $82,930
Michigan 70 0.02 0.13 $39.44 $82,040





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 7,760 1.84 13.86 $40.44 $84,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.26 1.99 $48.56 $101,010
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.66 $32.05 $66,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 510 0.36 2.73 $24.78 $51,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 320 0.24 1.78 $44.96 $93,510
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 0.33 2.46 $36.07 $75,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.21 1.58 $30.90 $64,270
Urban Honolulu, HI 230 0.49 3.71 $33.44 $69,550
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.81 6.13 $38.70 $80,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.92 $35.13 $73,070




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 7,760 1.84 13.86 $40.44 $84,120
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.81 6.13 $38.70 $80,490
Urban Honolulu, HI 230 0.49 3.71 $33.44 $69,550
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.44 3.32 $38.53 $80,140
Albuquerque, NM 160 0.41 3.12 $28.36 $58,980
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 510 0.36 2.73 $24.78 $51,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 0.33 2.46 $36.07 $75,020
Boulder, CO 60 0.33 2.49 $25.84 $53,740
Salinas, CA 50 0.29 2.17 $42.36 $88,120
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.28 2.08 $38.85 $80,810




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 110 0.04 0.27 $52.65 $109,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.26 1.99 $48.56 $101,010
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.23 1.74 $45.68 $95,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 320 0.24 1.78 $44.96 $93,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 0.10 0.79 $42.99 $89,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 130 0.10 0.78 $42.56 $88,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.25 $42.40 $88,190
Salinas, CA 50 0.29 2.17 $42.36 $88,120
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.11 0.83 $42.34 $88,060
El Paso, TX 60 0.18 1.39 $41.83 $87,010


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