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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries for miscellaneous 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $126,590, engineering services is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous media and communication workers. It is followed by architectural, engineering, and related services industry (average annual salary $86,810). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of miscellaneous media and communication workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Engineering Services
$126,590
n/a
2 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,810
90
3 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$83,720
120
4 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,290
40
5 Federal government, including USPS
$70,260
460
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$70,250
450
7 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$70,160
130
8 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$66,350
40
9 Office Administrative Services
$64,640
130
10 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$64,050
70
11 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$63,470
n/a
12 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,410
360
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$57,450
100
14 Wholesale Trade
$56,820
620
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$56,250
120
16 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$55,270
n/a
17 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$55,220
40
18 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$54,620
2,050
19 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,360
420
20 Depository Credit Intermediation
$54,310
30
21 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,260
2,420
22 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$53,250
190
23 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,350
1,500
24 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,350
5,080
25 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,350
5,080
26 Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,230
340
27 Telecommunications
$51,920
100
28 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$51,600
100
29 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$51,530
30
30 Software Publishers
$50,530
160
31 Manufacturing
$50,460
530
32 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$50,390
30
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,360
1,670
34 Photographic Services
$50,260
n/a
35 Machinery Manufacturing
$49,660
50
36 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,520
17,100
37 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,480
4,510
38 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,430
3,780
39 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,100
2,690
40 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,990
2,050
41 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,950
720
42 Casino Hotels
$48,300
350
43 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$48,090
70
44 Spectator Sports
$47,880
60
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,820
20,450
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$47,810
300
47 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$47,760
60
48 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,620
270
49 Traveler Accommodation
$47,520
360
50 Accommodation
$47,520
360
51 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,420
310
52 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,320
3,130
53 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$47,170
10,930
54 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$47,110
11,160
55 Accommodation and Food Services
$47,090
390
56 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$46,840
280
57 Transportation and Warehousing
$46,260
110
58 Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,180
2,320
59 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$46,100
30
60 Information
$46,100
13,780
61 Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,020
4,160
62 Finance and Insurance
$46,000
540
63 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,860
3,870
64 Social Advocacy Organizations
$45,750
360
65 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$45,750
520
66 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$45,670
1,290
67 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$45,480
50
68 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,380
30
69 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,330
5,150
70 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,130
4,790
71 Television Broadcasting
$44,900
830
72 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$44,810
460
73 Insurance Carriers
$44,710
430
74 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$44,580
360
75 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$44,540
300
76 Other Information Services
$44,320
280
77 Sound Recording Industries
$44,060
240
78 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$44,030
970
79 Rental and Leasing Services
$43,880
110
80 Other Support Services
$43,830
220
81 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,700
21,690
82 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$43,620
50
83 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$43,310
910
84 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,230
1,630
85 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$43,170
150
86 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$43,150
70
87 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$43,100
140
88 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,040
930
89 Gambling Industries
$42,890
30
90 Hospitals - State government owned
$42,390
310
91 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,380
670
92 Educational Services
$42,380
17,910
93 Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,350
670
94 Newspaper Publishers
$42,060
190
95 Home Health Care Services
$41,560
380
96 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$41,530
1,640
97 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$41,350
250
98 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,340
2,490
99 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$41,260
16,720
100 Outpatient Care Centers
$41,240
330