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Media and Communication Equipment Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of media and communication equipment workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of media and communication equipment workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of media and communication equipment workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The media and communication equipment workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Media and Communication Equipment Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,350
25th Percentile Wage
$30,570
50th Percentile Wage
$45,570
75th Percentile Wage
$69,410
90th Percentile Wage
$98,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for media and communication equipment workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) media and communication equipment workers is $98,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,350. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 339% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of media and communication equipment workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,570
-0.24% 13.43%
2016
$45,680
4.82% -
2015
$43,480
3.89% -
2014
$41,790
4.69% -
2013
$39,830
0.95% -
2012
$39,450
- -

Table 2. Media and Communication Equipment Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of media and communication equipment workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for media and communication equipment workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $66,470. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $32,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,470
Mining
$66,070
Utilities
$61,720
Manufacturing
$55,730
Information
$52,080
Finance and Insurance
$51,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,500
Accommodation and Food Services
$50,180
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,740
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,350
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,760
Educational Services
$44,260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,310
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,010
Wholesale Trade
$39,670
Construction
$35,490
Retail Trade
$35,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,660

Table 3. Salaries of Media and Communication Equipment Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of media and communication equipment worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$77,280
Sound Engineering Technicians
$69,040
Film and Video Editors
$63,830
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors
$58,210
Broadcast Technicians
$58,170
Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$50,520
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators
$42,660
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
$35,440
Photographers
$20,720
Radio Operators
$0



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