Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
14,690 3.8 % $33.45 $69,570 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.65 $22.09 $33.25 $43.44 $52.84
Annual Wage (2) $28,380 $45,940 $69,160 $90,350 $109,900


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) 5,050 0.25 $39.35 $81,840
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,000 1.14 $36.71 $76,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 580 0.02 $23.30 $48,460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 520 0.09 $16.96 $35,290
Radio and Television Broadcasting 500 0.23 $23.55 $48,980

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 4,000 1.14 $36.71 $76,360
Sound Recording Industries 40 0.27 $17.92 $37,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,050 0.25 $39.35 $81,840
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.23 $27.27 $56,720
Radio and Television Broadcasting 500 0.23 $23.55 $48,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $40.36 $83,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,050 0.25 $39.35 $81,840
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $39.32 $81,800
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $38.53 $80,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,000 1.14 $36.71 $76,360


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 3,810 0.27 2.37 $37.18 $77,340
New York 1,150 0.14 1.19 $35.94 $74,740
Maryland 980 0.40 3.46 $42.81 $89,050
Virginia 640 0.18 1.58 $41.76 $86,870
New Jersey 640 0.17 1.48 $29.42 $61,200




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 450 0.70 6.11 $45.01 $93,630
Maryland 980 0.40 3.46 $42.81 $89,050
Hawaii 230 0.40 3.45 $32.53 $67,660
Alaska 110 0.36 3.13 $20.38 $42,400
California 3,810 0.27 2.37 $37.18 $77,340




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 450 0.70 6.11 $45.01 $93,630
Maryland 980 0.40 3.46 $42.81 $89,050
Virginia 640 0.18 1.58 $41.76 $86,870
California 3,810 0.27 2.37 $37.18 $77,340
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.46 $36.93 $76,810





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 2,780 0.73 6.35 $38.35 $79,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.21 1.80 $35.68 $74,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.40 3.49 $44.85 $93,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 650 0.52 4.54 $44.58 $92,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.19 1.69 $20.61 $42,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 250 0.31 2.67 $31.74 $66,020
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 240 0.20 1.77 $27.30 $56,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.24 2.09 $18.89 $39,300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.82 $35.90 $74,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 210 0.19 1.66 $31.23 $64,950




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)
Las Cruces, NM 60 0.88 7.67 $22.73 $47,270
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.76 6.63 $22.28 $46,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.73 6.35 $38.35 $79,770
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.71 6.21 $36.87 $76,690
Anchorage, AK 100 0.59 5.18 $19.54 $40,630
Baltimore-Towson, MD 650 0.52 4.54 $44.58 $92,730
Honolulu, HI 200 0.47 4.13 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.40 3.49 $44.85 $93,280
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.37 3.23 $36.30 $75,510
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.32 2.82 $35.90 $74,670




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 920 0.40 3.49 $44.85 $93,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 650 0.52 4.54 $44.58 $92,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.04 0.31 $42.62 $88,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.51 $86,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.31 2.67 $40.85 $84,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.12 $83,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.73 6.35 $38.35 $79,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 0.79 $38.18 $79,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.03 0.24 $37.98 $79,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 100 0.05 0.40 $37.18 $77,330


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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