Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
22,030 3.3 % $25.27 $52,550 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.30 $15.22 $21.71 $32.01 $42.03
Annual Wage (2) $23,510 $31,670 $45,160 $66,580 $87,430


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 6,670 1.86 $31.35 $65,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,900 0.07 $21.60 $44,930
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,710 0.80 $22.00 $45,770
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 900 0.21 $22.80 $47,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 760 0.01 $21.77 $45,280

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 6,670 1.86 $31.35 $65,210
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,710 0.80 $22.00 $45,770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 560 0.56 $20.62 $42,880
Sound Recording Industries 80 0.50 $27.16 $56,490
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 230 0.48 $22.14 $46,050

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 100 0.02 $39.31 $81,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $34.09 $70,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $31.72 $65,980
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,670 1.86 $31.35 $65,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $30.94 $64,370


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 8,230 0.58 3.40 $29.73 $61,840
Minnesota 1,860 0.70 4.16 $23.49 $48,860
New York 1,710 0.20 1.19 $24.21 $50,370
Florida 1,260 0.17 1.03 $18.08 $37,610
Maryland 720 0.29 1.70 $20.66 $42,980




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)
Minnesota 1,860 0.70 4.16 $23.49 $48,860
California 8,230 0.58 3.40 $29.73 $61,840
Nevada 440 0.39 2.28 $27.36 $56,900
District of Columbia 240 0.37 2.18 $31.79 $66,130
Alaska 100 0.31 1.83 $24.40 $50,760




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 240 0.37 2.18 $31.79 $66,130
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.60 $30.10 $62,600
California 8,230 0.58 3.40 $29.73 $61,840
Texas 440 0.04 0.25 $28.66 $59,610
Hawaii 130 0.22 1.32 $27.67 $57,550





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 6,200 1.60 9.47 $31.65 $65,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.32 1.88 $23.46 $48,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.88 5.21 $24.02 $49,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 1.54 $24.01 $49,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.51 3.01 $28.68 $59,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.35 2.06 $23.91 $49,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 0.76 $24.73 $51,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 460 0.45 2.68 $15.53 $32,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 450 0.26 1.54 $23.82 $49,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.26 1.54 $25.26 $52,540




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 6,200 1.60 9.47 $31.65 $65,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.88 5.21 $24.02 $49,970
Tallahassee, FL 110 0.71 4.19 $14.10 $29,330
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.67 3.97 $10.03 $20,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.51 3.01 $28.68 $59,650
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 460 0.45 2.68 $15.53 $32,310
Rochester, MN 40 0.44 2.61 $25.81 $53,690
Billings, MT 40 0.44 2.63 $16.45 $34,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 230 0.42 2.45 $21.25 $44,200
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 330 0.40 2.39 $28.91 $60,120




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)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 110 0.13 0.78 $35.54 $73,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,200 1.60 9.47 $31.65 $65,830
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.33 $29.90 $62,190
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 330 0.40 2.39 $28.91 $60,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 0.38 $28.88 $60,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.51 3.01 $28.68 $59,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.26 1.51 $27.91 $58,050
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 1.07 $27.74 $57,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.14 $27.44 $57,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.06 0.33 $27.36 $56,900

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 90 0.50 2.98 $15.49 $32,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.14 $20.11 $41,830
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 5.65 $21.24 $44,180

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 Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 5.65 $21.24 $44,180
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.98 $15.49 $32,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.14 $20.11 $41,830

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)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 5.65 $21.24 $44,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.14 $20.11 $41,830
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.98 $15.49 $32,230


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.

(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