Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
26,040 3.4 % $25.44 $52,910 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.70 $15.23 $21.73 $32.06 $43.30
Annual Wage (2) $22,260 $31,680 $45,200 $66,680 $90,060


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 11,340 3.01 $28.11 $58,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,760 0.06 $22.81 $47,450
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,530 0.72 $22.59 $46,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 1,200 0.27 $23.97 $49,860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 850 0.81 $21.23 $44,160

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 11,340 3.01 $28.11 $58,480
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 850 0.81 $21.23 $44,160
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,530 0.72 $22.59 $46,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.53 $19.91 $41,410
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 330 0.46 $25.80 $53,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $39.61 $82,390
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 60 0.02 $33.68 $70,050
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 340 0.05 $33.36 $69,400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $32.12 $66,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $29.59 $61,540


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 12,140 0.82 4.20 $27.76 $57,740
Minnesota 1,600 0.60 3.03 $24.19 $50,320
Florida 1,230 0.17 0.84 $20.24 $42,100
New York 1,200 0.14 0.70 $25.56 $53,170
Texas 810 0.07 0.38 $25.93 $53,930




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)
California 12,140 0.82 4.20 $27.76 $57,740
Minnesota 1,600 0.60 3.03 $24.19 $50,320
Nevada 550 0.48 2.45 $24.34 $50,640
District of Columbia 320 0.48 2.42 $31.55 $65,610
Alaska 110 0.35 1.78 $25.43 $52,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $64.56 $134,290
District of Columbia 320 0.48 2.42 $31.55 $65,610
Georgia 220 0.06 0.29 $28.52 $59,330
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 0.25 $28.51 $59,310
California 12,140 0.82 4.20 $27.76 $57,740





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 9,960 2.50 12.75 $28.47 $59,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,320 0.73 3.74 $24.54 $51,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.22 1.10 $24.94 $51,880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.70 3.57 $28.58 $59,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.15 0.78 $24.76 $51,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.34 1.72 $23.75 $49,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 0.95 $30.91 $64,290
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 400 0.48 2.45 $25.18 $52,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 390 0.22 1.12 $24.62 $51,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 330 0.32 1.64 $26.93 $56,020




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 9,960 2.50 12.75 $28.47 $59,220
Tallahassee, FL 120 0.78 3.96 $14.70 $30,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,320 0.73 3.74 $24.54 $51,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.70 3.57 $28.58 $59,450
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.66 3.38 $10.29 $21,410
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.57 2.92 $22.37 $46,540
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 400 0.48 2.45 $25.18 $52,380
Spokane, WA 70 0.37 1.88 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.34 1.72 $23.75 $49,400
Rochester, MN 40 0.34 1.75 $26.51 $55,130




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)
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $65.99 $137,270
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 260 0.30 1.54 $34.36 $71,470
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 0.74 $33.18 $69,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.07 0.38 $31.66 $65,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 0.22 $31.58 $65,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 0.95 $30.91 $64,290
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 0.18 0.93 $29.22 $60,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 210 0.09 0.46 $28.77 $59,850
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.70 3.57 $28.58 $59,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,960 2.50 12.75 $28.47 $59,220

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 60 0.30 1.53 $20.06 $41,720
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.25 $21.87 $45,500

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.53 $20.06 $41,720
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.25 $21.87 $45,500

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.25 $21.87 $45,500
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.53 $20.06 $41,720


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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