Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,720
25th Percentile Wage
$32,650
50th Percentile Wage
$49,730
75th Percentile Wage
$75,430
90th Percentile Wage
$107,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of information. 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 $107,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $23,720.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,730
3.78% 9.95%
2016
$47,850
2.57% -
2015
$46,620
2.62% -
2014
$45,400
1.12% -
2013
$44,890
0.25% -
2012
$44,780
- -

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

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 21 industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $78,870. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $31,770). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$78,870
Software Publishers
$74,290
Other Telecommunications
$69,150
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,100
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,100
Telecommunications
$64,770
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$62,700
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$60,610
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$60,500
Other Information Services
$60,330
Other Information Services
$60,330
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$60,180
Sound Recording Industries
$58,210
Television Broadcasting
$51,890
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$50,690
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$49,350
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$44,280
Newspaper Publishers
$40,280
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$39,840
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$38,990
Radio Broadcasting
$31,770

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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