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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
$32,530
25th Percentile Wage
$45,060
50th Percentile Wage
$62,440
75th Percentile Wage
$87,210
90th Percentile Wage
$121,410

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 $121,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $32,530.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,440
1.63% 4.24%
2016
$61,420
1.69% -
2015
$60,380
1.14% -
2014
$59,690
1.12% -
2013
$59,020
-1.30% -
2012
$59,790
- -

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 $75,110. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $24,630). 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
$75,110
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,340
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$71,610
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$69,310
Engineering Services
$68,420
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$67,370
Specialized Design Services
$64,590
Testing Laboratories
$64,000
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$63,520
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$63,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,440
Legal Services
$62,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,010
Veterinary Services
$30,180
Photographic Services
$24,630

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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