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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

All media and communication equipment workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

National estimates for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,670 13.6 % $ 33.31 $ 69,290 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 22.09 $ 30.41 $ 45.94 $ 54.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,120 $ 45,960 $ 63,250 $ 95,560 $ 113,360


Industry profile for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,300 2.00 $ 30.66 $ 63,760
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,230 0.20 $ 47.24 $ 98,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,130 0.04 $ 27.03 $ 56,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 410 0.05 $ 16.87 $ 35,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,300 2.00 $ 30.66 $ 63,760
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 30 0.33 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.33 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,230 0.20 $ 47.24 $ 98,260
Spectator Sports 150 0.13 $ 17.79 $ 36,990

Top paying industries for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.12 $ 47.93 $ 99,700
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,230 0.20 $ 47.24 $ 98,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 (7) $ 39.44 $ 82,030
Telecommunications 270 0.04 $ 38.15 $ 79,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $ 37.54 $ 78,090


Geographic profile for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of media and communication equipment workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,010 0.36 3.07 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Georgia 2,190 0.50 4.23 $ 39.58 $ 82,330
New Jersey 880 0.23 1.93 $ 26.31 $ 54,720
Ohio 740 0.14 1.21 $ 27.72 $ 57,660
Illinois 530 0.09 0.80 $ 31.80 $ 66,140


Map of location quotient of media and communication equipment workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 340 0.63 5.32 $ 38.75 $ 80,600
Georgia 2,190 0.50 4.23 $ 39.58 $ 82,330
District of Columbia 330 0.50 4.23 $ 53.32 $ 110,900
California 6,010 0.36 3.07 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
New Jersey 880 0.23 1.93 $ 26.31 $ 54,720


Map of annual mean wages of media and communication equipment workers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 330 0.50 4.23 $ 53.32 $ 110,900
Virginia 430 0.12 0.97 $ 48.42 $ 100,710
Maryland 510 0.20 1.69 $ 46.98 $ 97,710
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.18 $ 46.35 $ 96,400
Nevada 100 0.08 0.68 $ 44.18 $ 91,880



Map of employment of media and communication equipment workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,630 0.81 6.84 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 760 0.09 0.74 $ 30.71 $ 63,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 2.15 $ 51.09 $ 106,270
Urban Honolulu, HI 330 0.83 7.06 $ 39.14 $ 81,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 320 0.08 0.64 $ 27.42 $ 57,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 320 0.14 1.20 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
Columbus, OH 290 0.29 2.42 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 250 0.20 1.72 $ 49.60 $ 103,170
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.77 6.52 $ 44.63 $ 92,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 1.33 $ 38.15 $ 79,350


Map of location quotient of media and communication equipment workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 330 0.83 7.06 $ 39.14 $ 81,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,630 0.81 6.84 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.77 6.52 $ 44.63 $ 92,830
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 0.53 4.45 $ 39.94 $ 83,070
Dayton, OH 160 0.45 3.78 $ 31.09 $ 64,670
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.36 3.07 $ 40.46 $ 84,170
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.29 2.43 $ 40.95 $ 85,170
Columbus, OH 290 0.29 2.42 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 2.15 $ 51.09 $ 106,270
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.22 1.85 $ 42.17 $ 87,720


Map of annual mean wages of media and communication equipment workers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 2.15 $ 51.09 $ 106,270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 250 0.20 1.72 $ 49.60 $ 103,170
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 0.84 $ 47.03 $ 97,810
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 0.88 $ 44.96 $ 93,510
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.77 6.52 $ 44.63 $ 92,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 0.23 $ 44.38 $ 92,310
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.69 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 0.26 $ 43.10 $ 89,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.22 1.85 $ 42.17 $ 87,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.12 1.01 $ 41.13 $ 85,550


About May 2021 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022