Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

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Total Workforce

106k

Average Age

38.8

Average Salary

$53,675

Average Male Salary

$54,790

Average Female Salary

$43,664

About

Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other was $53,675 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other by wage are Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, and Earth drillers, except oil & gas.

Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are part of the Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, along with Artists & related workers, Designers, Actors, Producers & directors, Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, Dancers & choreographers, Musicians, singers, & related workers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, Announcers, News analysts, reporters & correspondents, Public relations specialists, Editors, Technical writers, Writers & authors, Miscellaneous media & communication workers, Photographers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, and Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

The top 3 locations that employ the most Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Richmond (Southwest) & San Pablo Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, Richmond (Southwest) & San Pablo Cities PUMA, CA, and Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are paid most in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$53,675

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,394

In 2017, Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other earned an average of $53,675, $1,610 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers make somewhat more than Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other while Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.396

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.396, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other (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 Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, by number of employees, are Broadcasting (except internet), Motion pictures & video industries, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Computer Systems Design, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

106k

2017 Workforce

± 7,986

9.07%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10%

The number of people employed as Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other has been growing at a rate of 9.07%, from 97,086 people in 2016 to 105,894 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other at  18.9%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 16.9% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.85%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other in the US. The average age of male Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is 34.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is White.

Gender Composition

95.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,576

10.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,530

90% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

78.5% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Age by Gender

39.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.05

34.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.35

The median age of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is 38.8, and Male employees are generally 5.01 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other need more than the average amount of Installation, Technology Design, and Equipment Selection.

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