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Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,420
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$61,420
75th Percentile Wage
$86,390
90th Percentile Wage
$119,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $119,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $31,420.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,4201.69%2.65%
201560,3801.14%-
201459,6901.12%-
201359,020-1.30%-
201259,790--

Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $74,010. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $22,950). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,010
Scientific Research and Development Services
$73,840
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$73,280
Testing Laboratories
$71,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$70,340
Engineering Services
$66,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$66,470
Specialized Design Services
$65,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$60,530
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$59,480
Legal Services
$57,290
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,400
Veterinary Services
$30,180
Photographic Services
$22,950

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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