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Miscellaneous Media and Communication Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous media and communication workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous media and communication workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of miscellaneous media and communication workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous media and communication 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. Miscellaneous Media and Communication Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,890
25th Percentile Wage
$32,500
50th Percentile Wage
$45,460
75th Percentile Wage
$62,320
90th Percentile Wage
$86,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous media and communication workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous media and communication workers is $86,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,890. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 247% 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 miscellaneous media and communication workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,4602.16%0.24%
201544,4800.20%-
201444,3902.41%-
201343,320-4.69%-
201245,350--

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

The average salaries of miscellaneous media and communication workers in 16 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 miscellaneous media and communication workers occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $54,770. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $29,210).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$54,770
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,210
Manufacturing
$47,360
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,260
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,810
Information
$44,050
Educational Services
$43,630
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,410
Finance and Insurance
$42,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,720
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,940
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,290
Retail Trade
$29,210



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