Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,970
25th Percentile Wage
$37,480
50th Percentile Wage
$48,550
75th Percentile Wage
$62,390
90th Percentile Wage
$80,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $80,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $28,970.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,5502.41%4.61%
201547,3800.65%-
201447,0702.08%-
201346,090-0.48%-
201246,310--

Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 41 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $71,020. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $37,900). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$71,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,380
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,710
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$57,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,780
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$56,240
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$55,680
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$53,350
Hospitals - State government owned
$52,650
Offices of Chiropractors
$52,610
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$51,870
Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,500
Outpatient Care Centers
$51,130
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,930
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$50,770
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$50,720
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$50,540
Home Health Care Services
$50,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$50,100
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$49,580
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$49,520
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,220
Other Residential Care Facilities
$48,110
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,960
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$47,840
Child Day Care Services
$47,450
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$46,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,260
Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,210
Offices of Physicians
$45,660
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,320
Social Assistance
$44,630
Ambulance Services
$44,040
Individual and Family Services
$43,080
Offices of Dentists
$41,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$38,730
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$38,160
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$37,900

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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