Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
16,820 3.9 % $30.54 $63,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.60 $18.11 $29.65 $40.79 $50.21
Annual Wage (2) $26,220 $37,670 $61,680 $84,850 $104,430


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,060 0.25 $39.42 $81,990
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,630 1.30 $33.30 $69,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 920 0.03 $20.68 $43,010
Radio and Television Broadcasting 810 0.38 $19.43 $40,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 590 0.10 $17.21 $35,800

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 4,630 1.30 $33.30 $69,250
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 290 0.65 $26.79 $55,720
Performing Arts Companies 490 0.43 $22.89 $47,610
Radio and Television Broadcasting 810 0.38 $19.43 $40,420
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 240 0.31 $22.42 $46,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,060 0.25 $39.42 $81,990
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,630 1.30 $33.30 $69,250
Specialized Design Services 210 0.19 $32.03 $66,620
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $31.47 $65,460
Software Publishers 90 0.04 $30.58 $63,600


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 5,050 0.36 2.72 $32.57 $67,750
New York 1,000 0.12 0.91 $34.40 $71,560
Virginia 850 0.24 1.82 $41.48 $86,280
Florida 690 0.10 0.73 $29.47 $61,290
New Jersey 680 0.18 1.36 $30.22 $62,870




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)
District of Columbia 440 0.68 5.15 $45.14 $93,880
Hawaii 210 0.37 2.83 $30.50 $63,440
California 5,050 0.36 2.72 $32.57 $67,750
Nevada 320 0.29 2.15 $29.08 $60,480
Colorado 560 0.26 1.97 $27.76 $57,730




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 440 0.68 5.15 $45.14 $93,880
Virginia 850 0.24 1.82 $41.48 $86,280
Maryland 480 0.20 1.47 $40.61 $84,470
Rhode Island 30 0.07 0.54 $37.63 $78,270
Illinois 240 0.04 0.33 $36.10 $75,090

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 3,690 0.97 7.30 $33.37 $69,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.45 3.39 $46.11 $95,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.19 1.44 $34.56 $71,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.22 1.69 $19.52 $40,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 290 0.36 2.74 $29.24 $60,810
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 2.09 $25.60 $53,260
Denver-Aurora, CO 250 0.21 1.60 $28.55 $59,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.20 1.50 $33.57 $69,820
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 240 0.25 1.89 $26.03 $54,150
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 230 0.24 1.82 $18.30 $38,060




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 3,690 0.97 7.30 $33.37 $69,400
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.80 6.03 $23.39 $48,650
Colorado Springs, CO 150 0.63 4.78 $37.66 $78,320
Honolulu, HI 200 0.47 3.52 $31.07 $64,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.45 3.39 $46.11 $95,920
Boulder, CO 60 0.41 3.13 $19.08 $39,690
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.40 3.03 $36.53 $75,970
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 290 0.36 2.74 $29.24 $60,810
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 2.67 $24.07 $50,060
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.41 $36.98 $76,920




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.45 3.39 $46.11 $95,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.24 $41.96 $87,280
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.31 2.34 $41.76 $86,870
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 50 0.09 0.69 $39.30 $81,740
Colorado Springs, CO 150 0.63 4.78 $37.66 $78,320
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.45 $37.63 $78,270
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.41 $36.98 $76,920
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.27 $36.82 $76,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 170 0.14 1.02 $36.65 $76,240
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.40 3.03 $36.53 $75,970


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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