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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,630
25th Percentile Wage
$30,460
50th Percentile Wage
$45,680
75th Percentile Wage
$69,370
90th Percentile Wage
$99,200

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 $99,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,630. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 358% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of media and communication equipment workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,6804.82%13.64%
201543,4803.89%-
201441,7904.69%-
201339,8300.95%-
201239,450--

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 utilities sector with an annual salary $66,170. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $31,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$66,170
Mining
$66,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,800
Manufacturing
$51,980
Information
$51,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,840
Finance and Insurance
$49,340
Accommodation and Food Services
$47,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,420
Educational Services
$43,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,900
Wholesale Trade
$42,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,610
Construction
$39,370
Retail Trade
$37,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,000
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,930

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
Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$75,700
Film and Video Editors
$62,760
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors
$59,040
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$55,080
Sound Engineering Technicians
$53,680
Radio Operators
$46,250
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators
$42,590
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
$42,230
Broadcast Technicians
$38,550
Photographers
$34,070


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