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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of media and communication equipment workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
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|| |
|Sound Engineering Technicians|| |
|Film and Video Editors|| |
|Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors|| |
|Broadcast Technicians|| |
|Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers|| |
|Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators|| |
|Audio and Video Equipment Technicians|| |
|Radio Operators|| |