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January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

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Occupations in Information: Employment and Wages

Employment and annual wages, selected media-related occupations, May 2011
Occupation Employment Annual wages
25th percentile 50th percentile
(median)
75th percentile

Editors

98,990 $38,640 $52,380 $72,340

Producers and directors

82,880 45,400 70,660 116,020

Photographers

54,410 20,270 28,860 44,340

Audio and video equipment technicians

49,180 31,150 41,630 57,400

Reporters and correspondents

45,270 25,720 34,870 51,050

Technical writers

45,120 48,920 64,610 82,530

Writers and authors

40,930 39,580 55,870 79,050

Radio and television announcers

31,680 19,360 27,280 42,150

Broadcast technicians

30,360 23,170 36,570 54,620

Multimedia artists and animators

28,400 45,750 60,830 82,860

Film and video editors

20,730 36,030 52,940 81,210

Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture

16,270 27,590 40,170 59,430

Source: Occupational Employment Statistics | Chart

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