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
$22,000
25th Percentile Wage
$30,870
50th Percentile Wage
$48,070
75th Percentile Wage
$67,470
90th Percentile Wage
$102,340

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 $102,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $22,000.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,070
2.35% 8.26%
2016
$46,940
1.43% -
2015
$46,270
0.41% -
2014
$46,080
2.56% -
2013
$44,900
1.78% -
2012
$44,100
- -

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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $59,600. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $30,630). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$59,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$54,550
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$50,460
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$49,850
Spectator Sports
$48,220
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$48,160
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$46,850
Performing Arts Companies
$46,020
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$41,030
Gambling Industries
$37,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$36,260
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$30,630

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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