Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of media and communication workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare media and communication worker salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$30,170
50th Percentile Wage
$46,940
75th Percentile Wage
$67,540
90th Percentile Wage
$107,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $107,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $20,810.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,9401.43%6.05%
201546,2700.41%-
201446,0802.56%-
201344,9001.78%-
201244,100--

Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $55,320. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $36,050). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$55,320
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$55,200
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$48,820
Spectator Sports
$46,970
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$46,550
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$45,290
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$44,270
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$44,270
Performing Arts Companies
$44,260
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,970
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$36,920
Gambling Industries
$36,350
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$36,240
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$36,050

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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