Highest Paying Industries for Media and Communication Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing42.8489110
Federal Executive Branch41.4986300
Federal government, including the US Postal Service41.4886280
Postal Service (federal government)40.7684770
Rail Transportation40.5184250
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing39.6482440
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)39.2781690
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage39.2881690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers38.3779820
Specialized Freight Trucking38.3279710
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities38.3179690
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing38.1479330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing38.1179270
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing37.5378070
Other Financial Investment Activities37.2577470
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing37.2277420
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing37.1977360
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers37.1877330
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media37.0577060
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.8276580
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences36.7176360
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank36.776330
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation36.4875890
Scientific Research and Development Services36.3475580
Water Transportation36.375510
Software Publishers36.1275130
Truck Transportation35.8774620
Oil and Gas Extraction35.774260
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas35.3273470
Nondepository Credit Intermediation35.3173440
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution35.2973410
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities35.2873390
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services35.2773360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services35.1973200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing35.1773150
Utilities35.1773140
Testing Laboratories35.173000
Mining35.0372860
Natural Gas Distribution35.0172820
Support Activities for Mining34.9872760
Other Telecommunications34.8672500
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers34.7772320
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.7572270
Pipeline Transportation34.6972160
Nonscheduled Air Transportation34.4171560
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing34.2871290
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages34.2571240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services34.0470800
Manufacturing3470720
Cable and Other Subscription Programming33.9670640
Communications Equipment Manufacturing33.8370370
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers33.8370370
Wholesale Trade33.870300
Engineering Services33.6269930
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.5569790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services33.569680
Chemical Manufacturing33.4769620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.4769620
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing33.4669590
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.469460
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing33.0968830
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors33.0868800
Waste Treatment and Disposal33.0368690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods32.8868380
Telecommunications32.868230
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles32.7268050
Finance and Insurance32.6267840
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities32.667820
Management of Companies and Enterprises32.567590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations32.4867560
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing32.4767540
Transportation and Warehousing32.3167210
Sound Recording Industries32.2967160
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation32.1866930
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods32.1566880
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing32.0766710
Other Information Services31.9866510
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance31.8966320
Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.8866300
Specialty hospitals, State government owned31.8466230
Employment Services31.8366200
Other Investment Pools and Funds31.8266180
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation31.866150
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities31.6765870
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities31.4865490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.4665440
Apparel Manufacturing31.4465400
Insurance Carriers31.4165330
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing31.4165320
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.3765250
Mining (except Oil and Gas)31.3265150
Freight Transportation Arrangement31.3165120
Household Appliance Manufacturing31.2965080
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.2164910
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.1964870
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing3164490
Building Equipment Contractors30.9764420
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing30.8964250
Air Transportation30.8864230
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing30.8764210
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations30.864050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services30.7663980
Metal Ore Mining30.7263890
Scheduled Air Transportation30.6363710
Waste Management and Remediation Services30.5963630
Federal, State, and Local Government30.5463520
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.5463520
Other Insurance Related Activities30.4863390
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.4163250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers30.3263070
Land Subdivision30.363030
Depository Credit Intermediation30.2862970
Machinery Manufacturing30.1962790
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing30.1862780
Specialized Design Services30.1762750
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers30.1562720
Paper Manufacturing30.0962580
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing30.0962580
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries30.0962580
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations30.0662530
Hardware Manufacturing30.0162420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers29.9762340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)29.9762330
Security Systems Services29.8462080
Offices of Chiropractors29.7961970
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services29.7661910
Administrative and Support Services29.7561870
Warehousing and Storage29.7361840
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing29.7261830
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors29.6861740
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.6261610
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)29.661570
Repair and Maintenance29.661570
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries29.5361420
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners29.4761300
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing29.4261190
Motion Picture and Video Industries29.461140
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing29.3961120
All industries, private ownership only29.3561040
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.360940
Office Administrative Services29.2860900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.1660660
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services29.0960510
All industries29.0860490
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.0360390
Consumer Goods Rental2960330
Educational Support Services, Privately owned28.9960290
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers28.9860270
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures28.9660240
Support Activities for Transportation28.9460200
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing28.9260160
Grantmaking and Giving Services28.960110
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction28.8860070
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers28.8560010
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned28.759700
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events28.6859640
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing28.6759620
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories28.6559580
Television Broadcasting28.6259520
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers28.5359350
Legal Services28.5159310
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing28.4659200
Support Activities for Air Transportation28.4259110
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers28.2858830
Social Advocacy Organizations28.2758800
Facilities Support Services28.2558760
Specialty Trade Contractors28.1958630
Photographic Services28.1258500
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing28.0958440
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing28.0158260
Business Support Services27.9758180
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation27.9758180
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.9558130
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned27.8657960
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance27.8557930
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers27.8557920
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation27.8457910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned27.757610
Nonresidential Building Construction27.6957600
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.6957600
Publishing Industries (except Internet)27.6957590
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing27.6757560
Direct Selling Establishments27.6757560
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses27.6357470
Nonstore Retailers27.5457280
Plastics Product Manufacturing27.5157220
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing27.4557100
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services27.4557100
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services27.456990
Educational Services, Privately owned27.3956980
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores27.3656900
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.3356840
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers27.2456660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.1956550
Spectator Sports27.1756520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.1756500
Information27.1556480
Travel Agencies27.1656480
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service27.0556260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned27.0556250
Dairy Product Manufacturing27.0356230
Building Material and Supplies Dealers26.9155970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8455820
Electronics and Appliance Stores26.7755690
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing26.7455630
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)26.6755480
Ambulance Services26.6755470
Hospitals, Privately owned26.6355380
Miscellaneous Store Retailers26.5955310
Telephone Call Centers26.5955310
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers26.5255170
Investigation and Security Services26.4755060
Rental and Leasing Services26.4154920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.454910
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services26.3954890
Automobile Dealers26.3654840
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.1954480
Services to Buildings and Dwellings26.154290
Wood Product Manufacturing25.9854030
Other Wood Product Manufacturing25.9854030
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing25.9553970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.8953860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.8853830
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing25.8553760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.8453740
Educational Services, State government owned25.8153680
State government, including schools and hospitals25.8153680
Retail Trade25.7953640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.7453540
Activities Related to Real Estate25.7353530
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.753450
Lessors of Real Estate25.6153260
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers25.4552930
Hospitals, State government owned25.4352890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing25.452840
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing25.3752780
Home Health Care Services25.3452710
Other Support Services25.3352690
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers25.3152640
Junior colleges, State government owned25.2852580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned25.2552510
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2352480
Construction25.2352470
Outpatient Care Centers25.2352470
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing25.0252050
Home Furnishings Stores24.9751930
Religious Organizations24.8951760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned24.7251410
Casino Hotels24.6751320
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores24.6251210
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned24.5951140
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.4450840
Real Estate24.450760
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.3950720
Traveler Accommodation24.3750690
Ambulatory Health Care Services24.3250590
Accommodation24.2350390
Vocational Rehabilitation Services24.250330
Amusement Parks and Arcades24.1850300
Junior colleges, Privately owned24.1650260
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions23.9949900
Grocery Stores23.8549600
Civic and Social Organizations23.8449580
Broadcasting (except Internet)23.8249550
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)23.7849460
Food Manufacturing23.7349350
Performing Arts Companies23.749290
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly23.6949270
Child Day Care Services23.6149110
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores23.649100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned23.5849050
Offices of Physicians23.5749030
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities23.5548980
Hospitals, Local government owned23.5348950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned23.5248920
Clothing Stores23.4848830
Radio and Television Broadcasting23.4448750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities23.4448750
Food and Beverage Stores23.4348730
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services23.4348730
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers23.2548350
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned23.2448330
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)23.248260
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities23.1148070
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers23.0848000
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters23.0447930
Other Residential Care Facilities23.0447920
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities22.8147450
Gambling Industries22.8147440
Furniture Stores22.6747160
Social Assistance22.4846760
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned22.4546690
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.4346660
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps22.3446470
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers22.3346440
Educational Services, Local government owned22.2646310
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned22.1646100
Newspaper Publishers22.0945950
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land22.0345830
Restaurants and Other Eating Places21.9545650
Individual and Family Services21.7945330
Printing and Related Support Activities21.7445220
Sporting Goods Stores21.7345190
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services21.5244760
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores21.3844480
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)21.3444380
Full-Service Restaurants21.2444170
Educational Support Services, Local government owned21.1944080
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores21.1644020
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition21.0943870
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities21.0443760
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.0343750
Offices of Other Health Practitioners20.8743410
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned20.8243310
Specialty Food Stores20.6943040
Health and Personal Care Stores20.4542530
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists20.4242470
Other Personal Services20.141820
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation19.8941370
Accommodation and Food Services19.8941360
Personal and Laundry Services19.8641310
Radio Broadcasting19.7341040
Offices of Dentists19.540560
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)19.4340420
Book Stores and News Dealers19.3240190
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries19.1339780
Death Care Services19.1239760
Personal Care Services1939520
Special Food Services18.738890
Food Services and Drinking Places18.5238520
Pharmacies and Drug Stores18.4638410
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers17.8437120
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.7534840
Animal Slaughtering and Processing16.734730
Veterinary Services16.133480
Offices of Optometrists12.8926810

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