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
$22,940
25th Percentile Wage
$31,180
50th Percentile Wage
$47,850
75th Percentile Wage
$73,330
90th Percentile Wage
$104,910

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 $104,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $22,940.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,8502.57%6.42%
201546,6202.62%-
201445,4001.12%-
201344,8900.25%-
201244,780--

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

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 20 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 $30,590). 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
$74,230
Other Telecommunications
$69,150
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$64,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$64,190
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$64,190
Telecommunications
$63,250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$60,180
Sound Recording Industries
$59,630
Other Information Services
$58,720
Other Information Services
$58,720
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$54,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$53,660
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$49,290
Television Broadcasting
$49,280
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$48,060
Newspaper Publishers
$39,000
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$38,390
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$37,640
Radio Broadcasting
$30,590

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



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