Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
16,090 4.9 % $32.00 $66,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.78 $20.60 $32.52 $41.91 $51.29
Annual Wage (2) $24,500 $42,850 $67,640 $87,170 $106,680


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 5,670 1.51 $32.22 $67,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,820 0.24 $39.59 $82,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 740 0.03 $22.52 $46,850
Radio and Television Broadcasting 710 0.33 $24.09 $50,110
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 490 0.08 $16.97 $35,290

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 5,670 1.51 $32.22 $67,010
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.44 $30.97 $64,410
Satellite Telecommunications 40 0.36 $28.39 $59,050
Radio and Television Broadcasting 710 0.33 $24.09 $50,110
Sound Recording Industries 50 0.30 $18.17 $37,800

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 140 0.02 $40.91 $85,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,820 0.24 $39.59 $82,360
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 160 0.04 $32.71 $68,030
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,670 1.51 $32.22 $67,010
Employment Services (8) (8) $32.19 $66,950


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 5,630 0.38 3.16 $32.35 $67,290
New York 1,080 0.13 1.03 $37.16 $77,280
Colorado 700 0.30 2.51 $25.91 $53,890
Maryland 650 0.26 2.12 $42.31 $88,010
Texas 610 0.06 0.46 $37.08 $77,130




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 490 0.73 6.05 $44.50 $92,560
Alaska 130 0.40 3.26 $24.42 $50,800
California 5,630 0.38 3.16 $32.35 $67,290
Hawaii 220 0.37 3.07 $36.54 $76,000
Colorado 700 0.30 2.51 $25.91 $53,890




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 490 0.73 6.05 $44.50 $92,560
Maryland 650 0.26 2.12 $42.31 $88,010
Virginia 580 0.16 1.32 $39.52 $82,210
Massachusetts 80 0.03 0.21 $39.29 $81,730
New York 1,080 0.13 1.03 $37.16 $77,280





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 4,450 1.12 9.23 $32.03 $66,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.17 1.41 $37.18 $77,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 2.93 $43.67 $90,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 340 0.26 2.18 $45.70 $95,060
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 290 0.34 2.80 $30.47 $63,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.30 2.48 $36.42 $75,760
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 2.91 $37.79 $78,610
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.16 1.33 $33.64 $69,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 180 0.10 0.83 $22.22 $46,210
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.69 5.69 $36.21 $75,320




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 4,450 1.12 9.23 $32.03 $66,610
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.69 5.69 $36.21 $75,320
Anchorage, AK 100 0.56 4.59 $25.42 $52,870
Boulder, CO 70 0.43 3.51 $17.45 $36,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 2.93 $43.67 $90,830
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 2.91 $37.79 $78,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 290 0.34 2.80 $30.47 $63,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 220 0.30 2.48 $36.42 $75,760
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.30 2.48 $37.03 $77,020
Baltimore-Towson, MD 340 0.26 2.18 $45.70 $95,060




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.35 $46.36 $96,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 1.03 $46.35 $96,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 340 0.26 2.18 $45.70 $95,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 2.93 $43.67 $90,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30 0.01 0.09 $41.63 $86,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.57 $41.60 $86,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.04 0.29 $40.90 $85,070
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 120 0.14 1.14 $40.63 $84,510
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.29 $39.15 $81,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.15 1.23 $39.06 $81,240

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.64 $12.07 $25,090

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.64 $12.07 $25,090

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 Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.64 $12.07 $25,090


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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