Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of media and communication workers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare media and communication worker salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) media and communication workers is $111,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $38,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of media and communication workers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 54 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for media and communication worker occupations is the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $86,630. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $33,310). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Animal Slaughtering and Processing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for media and communication workers.