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
$29,080
25th Percentile Wage
$37,550
50th Percentile Wage
$48,870
75th Percentile Wage
$62,850
90th Percentile Wage
$80,910

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 $80,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $29,080.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,870
0.65% 5.24%
2016
$48,550
2.41% -
2015
$47,380
0.65% -
2014
$47,070
2.08% -
2013
$46,090
-0.48% -
2012
$46,310
- -

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 43 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 $73,070. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $22,550). 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
$73,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$60,860
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$58,640
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$56,990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,810
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$53,850
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$53,460
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$53,080
Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,480
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$52,480
Hospitals - State government owned
$52,300
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$52,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,460
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$51,220
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,670
Other Residential Care Facilities
$50,280
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$50,080
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$49,980
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$49,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$49,630
Outpatient Care Centers
$49,010
Home Health Care Services
$48,960
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,420
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,400
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,830
Child Day Care Services
$46,430
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$46,410
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$45,620
Social Assistance
$44,340
Offices of Physicians
$44,330
Ambulance Services
$43,680
Individual and Family Services
$43,290
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$42,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,240
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,140
Offices of Dentists
$40,300
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$37,000
Offices of Chiropractors
$30,350
Offices of Optometrists
$22,550

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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