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
$39,700
25th Percentile Wage
$52,020
50th Percentile Wage
$69,880
75th Percentile Wage
$92,430
90th Percentile Wage
$117,680

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 $117,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $39,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of media and communication workers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,880
2.49% 9.12%
2016
$68,140
0.44% -
2015
$67,840
0.28% -
2014
$67,650
2.72% -
2013
$65,810
3.49% -
2012
$63,510
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Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 81 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 computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $89,180. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $35,170). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$89,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$87,390
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$79,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$78,120
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$77,200
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$76,310
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$76,120
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$74,380
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$73,870
Paper Manufacturing
$73,160
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$72,910
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$72,910
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$72,780
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$71,560
Chemical Manufacturing
$71,340
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$70,690
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$70,660
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$70,180
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$69,170
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$68,830
Animal Food Manufacturing
$68,370
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$68,210
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$66,960
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$66,450
Ship and Boat Building
$65,970
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$64,850
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$64,830
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$64,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$63,950
Chemical Manufacturing
$63,660
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,350
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$63,340
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$62,890
Hardware Manufacturing
$62,640
Chemical Manufacturing
$62,410
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$62,220
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$62,170
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,920
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$61,630
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,590
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$61,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,290
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,210
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$60,600
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$60,300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,980
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$59,540
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$59,530
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$59,510
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$59,370
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$58,960
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$58,850
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$58,790
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,450
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,930
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$57,710
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,460
Other Food Manufacturing
$57,130
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$56,950
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$56,790
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$56,730
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$56,240
Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,580
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,580
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$54,810
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$54,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$53,800
Machine Shops
$53,350
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$53,260
Apparel Manufacturing
$53,080
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$52,670
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$52,060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$51,180
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$49,780
Printing and Related Support Activities
$49,320
Printing and Related Support Activities
$49,320
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$48,510
Beverage Manufacturing
$48,420
Food Manufacturing
$46,980
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$45,400
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$35,170

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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