Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
23,610 5.1 % $25.34 $52,700 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.54 $15.02 $20.95 $30.67 $43.84
Annual Wage (2) $23,990 $31,240 $43,580 $63,800 $91,180


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 6,060 1.72 $32.31 $67,200
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,130 0.51 $23.35 $48,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,010 0.07 $24.28 $50,500
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,550 0.73 $19.69 $40,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 810 0.01 $23.06 $47,970

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 6,060 1.72 $32.31 $67,200
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,550 0.73 $19.69 $40,950
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 530 0.55 $17.77 $36,960
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 250 0.51 $39.84 $82,870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,130 0.51 $23.35 $48,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 250 0.51 $39.84 $82,870
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $32.61 $67,830
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,060 1.72 $32.31 $67,200
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $30.17 $62,760
Office Administrative Services 40 0.01 $29.05 $60,430


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 8,370 0.60 3.24 $30.56 $63,560
Minnesota 2,170 0.84 4.54 $23.54 $48,960
Illinois 1,460 0.26 1.42 $21.38 $44,470
Florida 1,310 0.18 1.00 $17.75 $36,920
New York 1,220 0.15 0.79 $26.71 $55,560




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)
Minnesota 2,170 0.84 4.54 $23.54 $48,960
California 8,370 0.60 3.24 $30.56 $63,560
Nevada 500 0.45 2.45 $26.88 $55,910
Washington 1,010 0.37 2.01 $22.47 $46,750
Hawaii 200 0.35 1.90 $23.55 $48,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 440 0.14 0.75 $36.64 $76,220
District of Columbia 190 0.30 1.61 $31.48 $65,470
California 8,370 0.60 3.24 $30.56 $63,560
Nevada 500 0.45 2.45 $26.88 $55,910
New York 1,220 0.15 0.79 $26.71 $55,560





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 6,340 1.66 9.01 $33.02 $68,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,700 0.99 5.39 $24.47 $50,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 1.91 $21.14 $43,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.21 1.16 $26.05 $54,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 840 0.61 3.32 $23.32 $48,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 560 0.24 1.33 $24.25 $50,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 530 0.31 1.70 $20.85 $43,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 500 0.51 2.77 $15.31 $31,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.32 1.72 $22.07 $45,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.48 2.61 $28.02 $58,280




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 6,340 1.66 9.01 $33.02 $68,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,700 0.99 5.39 $24.47 $50,890
Battle Creek, MI 50 0.88 4.76 $12.88 $26,800
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.70 3.83 $10.81 $22,470
Rochester, MN 70 0.69 3.73 $26.20 $54,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 840 0.61 3.32 $23.32 $48,510
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 500 0.51 2.77 $15.31 $31,850
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.48 2.61 $28.02 $58,280
Spokane, WA 80 0.42 2.28 $21.21 $44,110
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.39 2.14 $20.48 $42,600




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 220 0.13 0.71 $43.05 $89,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $40.46 $84,150
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.40 $69,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,340 1.66 9.01 $33.02 $68,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 0.26 $31.65 $65,840
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.38 $29.46 $61,280
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 160 0.13 0.73 $28.89 $60,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.20 $28.44 $59,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 390 0.48 2.61 $28.02 $58,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 0.02 0.12 $26.69 $55,520

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 3.05 $15.58 $32,410
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.99 $20.89 $43,450
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 4.86 $20.99 $43,660
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.43 $17.75 $36,920

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)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 4.86 $20.99 $43,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 3.05 $15.58 $32,410
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.99 $20.89 $43,450
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.43 $17.75 $36,920

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)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 4.86 $20.99 $43,660
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.99 $20.89 $43,450
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.43 $17.75 $36,920
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 3.05 $15.58 $32,410


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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