Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
17,650 5.8 % $32.80 $68,220 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.94 $21.36 $33.13 $42.79 $52.18
Annual Wage (2) $26,910 $44,420 $68,910 $89,000 $108,540


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 6,870 1.82 $33.52 $69,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,700 0.24 $40.29 $83,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 980 0.03 $22.29 $46,360
Radio and Television Broadcasting 730 0.33 $25.50 $53,040
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 480 0.08 $18.33 $38,120

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 6,870 1.82 $33.52 $69,730
Satellite Telecommunications 80 0.96 $30.20 $62,810
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.49 $28.23 $58,720
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 230 0.43 $36.67 $76,280
Sound Recording Industries 70 0.43 $19.53 $40,620

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 130 0.02 $42.02 $87,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,700 0.24 $40.29 $83,790
Restaurants and Other Eating Places (8) (8) $37.96 $78,960
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 230 0.43 $36.67 $76,280
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 130 0.03 $33.67 $70,020


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 6,940 0.46 3.51 $33.60 $69,890
New York 870 0.10 0.76 $33.60 $69,900
Colorado 830 0.35 2.68 $25.63 $53,310
Texas 660 0.06 0.45 $39.73 $82,640
Maryland 610 0.24 1.84 $43.33 $90,120




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 470 0.70 5.33 $45.34 $94,300
Hawaii 300 0.49 3.74 $33.84 $70,390
California 6,940 0.46 3.51 $33.60 $69,890
New Mexico 290 0.37 2.80 $28.51 $59,300
Colorado 830 0.35 2.68 $25.63 $53,310




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 470 0.70 5.33 $45.34 $94,300
Maryland 610 0.24 1.84 $43.33 $90,120
Texas 660 0.06 0.45 $39.73 $82,640
Virginia 600 0.17 1.27 $38.54 $80,170
Georgia 240 0.06 0.47 $37.18 $77,320





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 5,750 1.42 10.85 $33.74 $70,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.33 2.54 $44.77 $93,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.14 1.08 $34.03 $70,780
Baltimore-Towson, MD 310 0.24 1.86 $46.16 $96,010
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 310 0.36 2.74 $30.93 $64,340
Honolulu, HI 280 0.63 4.86 $34.25 $71,230
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 260 0.62 4.71 $32.63 $67,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 2.41 $36.02 $74,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.21 1.59 $22.73 $47,280
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.34 2.60 $38.18 $79,420




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 5,750 1.42 10.85 $33.74 $70,180
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.67 5.11 $37.44 $77,880
Honolulu, HI 280 0.63 4.86 $34.25 $71,230
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 260 0.62 4.71 $32.63 $67,880
Boulder, CO 90 0.53 4.06 $17.98 $37,400
Albuquerque, NM 140 0.37 2.80 $26.42 $54,950
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 310 0.36 2.74 $30.93 $64,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.34 2.60 $38.18 $79,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.33 2.54 $44.77 $93,130
Anchorage, AK 60 0.32 2.44 $37.90 $78,840




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.02 0.18 $52.88 $110,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 310 0.24 1.86 $46.16 $96,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.42 $45.07 $93,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.33 2.54 $44.77 $93,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.17 $42.07 $87,500
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 1.09 $41.65 $86,630
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 100 0.12 0.88 $40.80 $84,870
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.27 $40.09 $83,390
Salinas, CA 40 0.23 1.76 $39.78 $82,740
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.12 0.95 $39.24 $81,620

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.80 6.10 $16.43 $34,160

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.80 6.10 $16.43 $34,160

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 Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $41.26 $85,820
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.80 6.10 $16.43 $34,160


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015