Miscellaneous media & communication workers

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Total Workforce

108k

Average Age

41

Estimated Job Growth

15.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$40,901

Average Male Salary

$45,286

Average Female Salary

$38,719

About

Miscellaneous media & communication workers are most often employed by the Other professional, scientific & technical services  industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous media & communication workers was $40,901 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous media & communication workers by wage are Cargo & freight agents, Painting workers, and Home appliance repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous media & communication workers are Beaverton City (West) & Aloha PUMA, OR, Alexandria City PUMA, VA, and New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous media & communication workers are Beaverton City (West) & Aloha PUMA, OR, New Carrollton & Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities PUMA, MD, and Alexandria City PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous media & communication workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other professional, scientific & technical services is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous media & communication workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous media & communication workers, by average wage, is Labor unions. Miscellaneous media & communication workers are paid most in Alexandria City PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Beaverton City (West) & Aloha PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,901

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,108

In 2017, Miscellaneous media & communication workers earned an average of $40,901, $11,164 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cargo & freight agents make somewhat more than Miscellaneous media & communication workers while Home appliance repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous media & communication workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.43

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous media & communication workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.43, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous media & communication workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Miscellaneous media & communication workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous media & communication workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous media & communication workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous media & communication workers, by number of employees, are Other professional, scientific & technical services , Elementary & secondary schools, and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous media & communication workers, by average wage, are Labor unions, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

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Industries by Share

108k

2017 Workforce

± 8,056

22.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.13%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous media & communication workers has been growing at a rate of 22.1%, from 88,216 people in 2016 to 107,737 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous media & communication workers employed by various industries. Other professional, scientific & technical services employs the largest share of Miscellaneous media & communication workers at  27.8%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 13.9% and Hospitals with 4.88%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous media & communication workers in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous media & communication workers in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Miscellaneous media & communication workers is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous media & communication workers is White.

Gender Composition

35.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,645

71.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,583

66.8% of Miscellaneous media & communication workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous media & communication workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous media & communication workers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

72.9% of Miscellaneous media & communication workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.74% of Miscellaneous media & communication workers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous media & communication workers.

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Age by Gender

39.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.88

41.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.3

The median age of Miscellaneous media & communication workers is 41, and Male employees are generally 1.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous media & communication workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous media & communication workers is Business but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous media & communication workers hold a major in Language & Linguistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous media & communication workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous media & communication workers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous media & communication workers need more than the average amount of Writing, Active Listening, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Miscellaneous media & communication workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Miscellaneous media & communication workers are expected to see a growth of 15.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

15.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Miscellaneous media & communication workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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