Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
14,090 3.9 % $32.97 $68,570 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.38 $22.51 $33.08 $42.47 $51.67
Annual Wage (2) $27,830 $46,810 $68,810 $88,330 $107,470


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) 4,950 0.24 $39.47 $82,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,380 1.22 $34.55 $71,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 740 0.03 $23.34 $48,540
Radio and Television Broadcasting 500 0.23 $23.87 $49,660
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 360 0.06 $17.10 $35,570

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 4,380 1.22 $34.55 $71,870
Sound Recording Industries 80 0.48 $16.82 $34,990
Performing Arts Companies 320 0.27 $30.77 $63,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,950 0.24 $39.47 $82,090
Radio and Television Broadcasting 500 0.23 $23.87 $49,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $41.63 $86,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,950 0.24 $39.47 $82,090
Employment Services 50 (7) $37.96 $78,960
Motion Picture and Video Industries 4,380 1.22 $34.55 $71,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $31.79 $66,120


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 4,090 0.29 2.64 $34.74 $72,250
New York 1,250 0.15 1.35 $37.61 $78,230
Maryland 670 0.27 2.46 $42.62 $88,650
Virginia 590 0.16 1.51 $41.03 $85,340
Colorado 550 0.25 2.27 $28.95 $60,220




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 460 0.71 6.55 $44.92 $93,440
Hawaii 210 0.35 3.25 $35.78 $74,410
California 4,090 0.29 2.64 $34.74 $72,250
Alaska 90 0.29 2.69 $18.91 $39,340
Maryland 670 0.27 2.46 $42.62 $88,650




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 460 0.71 6.55 $44.92 $93,440
Maryland 670 0.27 2.46 $42.62 $88,650
Virginia 590 0.16 1.51 $41.03 $85,340
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.22 $40.04 $83,280
New York 1,250 0.15 1.35 $37.61 $78,230





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 3,020 0.78 7.21 $34.92 $72,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.22 2.06 $37.35 $77,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 3.32 $45.05 $93,710
Baltimore-Towson, MD 350 0.28 2.59 $45.56 $94,770
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.31 2.86 $35.97 $74,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.16 1.50 $28.01 $58,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 200 0.26 2.43 $16.01 $33,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 190 0.23 2.15 $32.83 $68,280
Honolulu, HI 180 0.42 3.90 $36.55 $76,010
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 3.00 $38.95 $81,010




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 70 1.01 9.36 $26.10 $54,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.78 7.21 $34.92 $72,630
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.69 6.40 $37.59 $78,190
Honolulu, HI 180 0.42 3.90 $36.55 $76,010
Boulder, CO 70 0.41 3.79 $21.39 $44,500
Anchorage, AK 70 0.40 3.74 $19.58 $40,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 3.32 $45.05 $93,710
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 3.00 $38.95 $81,010
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 70 0.32 2.98 $36.77 $76,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.31 2.86 $35.97 $74,830




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 1.16 $45.90 $95,480
Baltimore-Towson, MD 350 0.28 2.59 $45.56 $94,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 3.32 $45.05 $93,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.26 $43.99 $91,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.02 0.15 $43.51 $90,510
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 60 0.07 0.64 $40.40 $84,040
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 3.00 $38.95 $81,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 170 0.13 1.24 $38.02 $79,080
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.69 6.40 $37.59 $78,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.22 2.06 $37.35 $77,690

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 8.23 $23.65 $49,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.75 $11.76 $24,450
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.19 $35.53 $73,900

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 8.23 $23.65 $49,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.75 $11.76 $24,450
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.19 $35.53 $73,900

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.19 $35.53 $73,900
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 8.23 $23.65 $49,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.75 $11.76 $24,450


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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