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Highest Paying Cities for Other Media and Communication Workers

The top 100 highest paying cities for other media and communication workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of other media and communication workers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $73,330, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for other media and communication workers. It is followed by Boulder, Colorado (average annual salary $67,990). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of other media and communication workers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Media and Communication Workers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,330
230
2 Boulder, Colorado
$67,990
60
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$65,940
180
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,460
190
5 Anchorage, Alaska
$64,680
70
6 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$64,120
80
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$59,720
270
8 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$59,330
270
9 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$58,840
70
10 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$58,780
690
11 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$56,520
120
12 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$56,460
160
13 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$56,260
200
14 Camden, New Jersey
$56,040
50
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$55,510
430
16 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$53,780
60
17 Rochester, Minnesota
$53,690
40
18 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$53,670
260
19 Rochester, New York
$53,150
30
20 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$52,440
170
21 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$51,450
440
22 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$50,500
610
23 Kansas City, Missouri
$50,310
40
24 St Louis, Missouri
$50,310
70
25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$50,110
210
26 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$50,070
360
27 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$49,710
30
28 Madison, Wisconsin
$49,670
60
29 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$49,500
1,010
30 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$49,500
120
31 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$49,460
100
32 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$49,450
340
33 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$48,970
50
34 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$48,350
80
35 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$47,470
100
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$47,200
380
37 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$46,960
n/a
38 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$46,710
70
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$46,620
9,380
40 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$46,390
210
41 New Haven, Connecticut
$46,310
110
42 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$46,060
60
43 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$45,980
80
44 Gainesville, Florida
$45,950
40
45 Honolulu, Hawaii
$45,670
220
46 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$45,350
50
47 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$45,030
280
48 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$44,870
570
49 Spokane, Washington
$44,500
70
50 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$44,450
300
51 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$44,370
210
52 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$44,270
70
53 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$44,220
60
54 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$44,210
170
55 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$44,070
60
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$43,850
7,270
57 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$43,830
30
58 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$43,740
120
59 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$43,720
50
60 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$43,200
70
61 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$43,140
810
62 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$41,890
100
63 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$41,040
30
64 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$40,210
450
65 Tallahassee, Florida
$39,060
40
66 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$38,370
50
67 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$38,170
40
68 Richmond, Virginia
$37,960
70
69 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$34,960
80
70 Billings, Montana
$34,630
40
71 Columbus, Ohio
$34,380
190
72 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$34,290
460
73 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$34,050
40
74 Fresno, California
$32,190
80
75 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$32,190
240
76 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$30,310
450
77 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$30,240
n/a
78 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$30,110
40
79 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$29,930
110
80 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$28,780
290
81 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$28,710
300
82 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$28,240
30
83 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$27,970
70
84 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$27,890
190
85 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$27,150
30
86 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$26,570
60
87 Duluth, Wisconsin
$25,900
30
88 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$24,620
60
89 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$23,490
100
90 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$22,110
100
91 Gary, Indiana
$19,880
50
92 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$19,340
130
93 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$19,180
790
94 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$18,960
470
See also: Highest paying industries for other media and communication workers.