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Highest Paying Industries for Other Media and Communication Workers

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $132,160, wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers is the highest paying industry for other media and communication workers. It is followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $85,120). 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 other media and communication workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$132,160
n/a
2 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$85,120
120
3 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,290
40
4 Manufacturing
$68,140
330
5 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$64,050
70
6 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$63,470
n/a
7 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$62,940
70
8 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,470
60
9 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,400
260
10 Offices of Physicians
$61,240
30
11 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,940
80
12 Finance and Insurance
$59,350
250
13 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,420
340
14 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$58,130
200
15 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$58,110
160
16 Insurance Carriers
$58,080
180
17 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,070
100
18 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,500
110
19 Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,170
110
20 Wholesale Trade
$56,050
520
21 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,000
400
22 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$53,770
120
23 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,040
550
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$51,920
800
25 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,820
900
26 Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,820
900
27 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$51,540
40
28 Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,500
230
29 Social Advocacy Organizations
$50,170
80
30 Software Publishers
$49,960
120
31 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,590
1,260
32 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,090
1,750
33 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,620
n/a
34 Casino Hotels
$48,300
350
35 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,050
960
36 Machinery Manufacturing
$47,970
30
37 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$47,590
920
38 Traveler Accommodation
$47,520
360
39 Accommodation
$47,520
360
40 Educational Services - State government owned
$47,430
990
41 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,180
2,650
42 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$47,180
270
43 Accommodation and Food Services
$47,090
390
44 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$47,090
10,900
45 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$46,940
11,100
46 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,750
630
47 Transportation and Warehousing
$46,620
70
48 Spectator Sports
$46,460
60
49 Educational Services
$46,380
2,670
50 Information
$46,090
13,440
51 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$46,050
80
52 Telecommunications
$46,050
80
53 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$45,560
410
54 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$45,400
1,210
55 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$45,090
n/a
56 Television Broadcasting
$44,810
830
57 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$44,770
290
58 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$44,540
300
59 Social Assistance
$44,450
30
60 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,180
490
61 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$44,090
480
62 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$44,030
970
63 Other Support Services
$43,960
210
64 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,950
2,450
65 Rental and Leasing Services
$43,880
110
66 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$43,710
140
67 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,600
1,380
68 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,240
1,620
69 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$43,210
1,540
70 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,920
2,120
71 Gambling Industries
$42,890
30
72 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$42,710
1,230
73 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$42,230
50
74 Other Information Services
$42,130
240
75 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$42,080
470
76 Newspaper Publishers
$41,950
150
77 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$41,650
510
78 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$41,590
250
79 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,510
730
80 Business Support Services
$41,280
90
81 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$41,060
310
82 Administrative and Support Services
$40,700
610
83 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,700
610
84 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$40,550
450
85 Retail Trade
$40,530
370
86 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$40,280
310
87 Nonstore Retailers
$40,280
310
88 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$39,490
n/a
89 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$38,950
250
90 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$38,850
300
91 Sound Recording Industries
$38,820
200
92 Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,190
50
93 Performing Arts Companies
$38,180
390
94 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$36,010
190
95 Radio Broadcasting
$34,580
400
96 Employment Services
$33,850
180
97 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,510
150
98 Temporary Help Services
$31,710
130
99 Civic and Social Organizations
$29,870
50
100 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$29,790
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for other media and communication workers.