Media and Communication Worker Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of media and communication workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare media and communication worker salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Media and Communication Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,710
25th Percentile Wage
$45,440
50th Percentile Wage
$61,480
75th Percentile Wage
$81,230
90th Percentile Wage
$102,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $102,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid media and communication workers is $34,710.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,4801.30%4.47%
201560,6800.54%-
201460,3501.91%-
201359,2000.79%-
201258,730--

Compare Media and Communication Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of media and communication workers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $87,580. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $48,500). For detailed media and communication worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$87,580
Federal government, including USPS
$87,580
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$61,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,760
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,570
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,590
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,500

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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